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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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 07:20:00 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: 71%

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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 07:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' North, Longitude: 48° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.28 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.89 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.2"953.28 miwest0° 05' 29.1"6.29 minorth953.04 mi
24 hours11° 26' 24.5"750.75 mieast1° 47' 27.4"123.19 minorth756.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownThu 3:20 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceThu 3:20 AM1385 km860 miles748 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauThu 3:20 AM1393 km865 miles752 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesThu 3:20 AM1399 km869 miles755 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Thu 3:20 AM1399 km869 miles755 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Thu 3:20 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmWest W
KingstownThu 3:20 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Thu 3:20 AM1488 km924 miles803 nmWest W
CayenneThu 4:20 AM1546 km961 miles835 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboThu 4:20 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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