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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 17, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 51' North, Longitude: 51° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.11 meters/second, 1591.6 km/hour, 989.0 miles/hour or 859.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.2"988.82 miwest0° 10' 56.9"12.54 misouth989.17 mi
24 hours11° 45' 44.5"801.64 mieast4° 36' 57.4"317.21 misouth866.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BosasoFri 11:18 AM259 km161 miles140 nmNorthwest NW
HadibuFri 11:18 AM447 km278 miles241 nmNortheast NE
GalkayoFri 11:18 AM526 km327 miles284 nmSouthwest SW
Al MukallaFri 11:18 AM559 km347 miles302 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BerberaFri 11:18 AM666 km414 miles360 nmWest W
AdenFri 11:18 AM739 km459 miles399 nmWest-northwest WNW
HargeisaFri 11:18 AM768 km477 miles415 nmWest W
SalalahFri 12:18 PM857 km533 miles463 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Ta'izzFri 11:18 AM872 km542 miles471 nmWest-northwest WNW
DjiboutiFri 11:18 AM887 km551 miles479 nmWest-northwest WNW
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