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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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 07:16:00 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: 52%

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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 07:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 09' North, Longitude: 24° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.68 meters/second, 1507.2 km/hour, 936.6 miles/hour or 813.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.61 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.1"936.22 miwest0° 01' 02.5"1.20 minorth936.16 mi
24 hours11° 48' 09.8"761.59 mieast0° 02' 33.4"2.93 misouth761.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSat 6:16 AM473 km294 miles255 nmSouth S
Santa MariaSat 6:16 AM536 km333 miles290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PraiaSat 6:16 AM700 km435 miles378 nmSouth S
NouadhibouSat 7:16 AM794 km493 miles429 nmEast E
Dakhla *Sat 8:16 AM942 km586 miles509 nmEast-northeast ENE
NouakchottSat 7:16 AM973 km604 miles525 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSat 7:16 AM1049 km652 miles567 nmSoutheast SE
BanjulSat 7:16 AM1210 km752 miles654 nmSoutheast SE
El Aaiún *Sat 8:16 AM1341 km833 miles724 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSat 7:16 AM1412 km878 miles763 nmSoutheast SE
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