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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 Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 03:08:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 97%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 30' North, Longitude: 31° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.96 meters/second, 1616.3 km/hour, 1004.3 miles/hour or 872.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 41.2"1004.21 miwest0° 11' 24.7"13.07 minorth1004.19 mi
24 hours10° 52' 57.8"751.37 mieast4° 24' 50.2"303.31 minorth807.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSun 1:08 AM822 km511 miles444 nmSouth S
FortalezaSun 12:08 AM1113 km691 miles601 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 12:08 AM1332 km827 miles719 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PraiaSun 2:08 AM1546 km961 miles835 nmNortheast NE
BelémSun 12:08 AM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSun 12:08 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BanjulSun 3:08 AM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmNortheast NE
DakarSun 3:08 AM1990 km1236 miles1074 nmNortheast NE
BissauSun 3:08 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySun 3:08 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmEast-northeast ENE

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