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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 Monday, September 3, 2012 at 03:18:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 93%

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 Monday, September 3, 2012 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 56' North, Longitude: 23° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.59 meters/second, 1604.1 km/hour, 996.8 miles/hour or 866.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 32' 50.8"996.64 miwest0° 10' 32.6"12.08 minorth996.49 mi
24 hours10° 52' 51.6"745.47 mieast3° 59' 18.6"274.13 minorth790.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaMon 2:18 AM773 km480 miles417 nmNorth N
ZiguinchorMon 3:18 AM914 km568 miles493 nmNortheast NE
SerekundaMon 3:18 AM936 km581 miles505 nmNortheast NE
BissauMon 3:18 AM939 km584 miles507 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulMon 3:18 AM945 km587 miles510 nmNortheast NE
DakarMon 3:18 AM974 km605 miles526 nmNortheast NE
MindeloMon 2:18 AM1009 km627 miles545 nmNorth N
ThièsMon 3:18 AM1020 km634 miles551 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 3:18 AM1056 km656 miles570 nmEast E
FreetownMon 3:18 AM1097 km682 miles593 nmEast E
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