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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 9, 2012 at 08:20:00 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: 43%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 05' North, Longitude: 28° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.72 meters/second, 1507.4 km/hour, 936.6 miles/hour or 813.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.61 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 misouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.7"936.31 miwest0° 01' 28.4"1.69 misouth936.39 mi
24 hours11° 53' 11.7"767.34 mieast1° 03' 22.2"72.66 misouth773.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 7:20 AM583 km362 miles315 nmSoutheast SE
PraiaSun 7:20 AM852 km529 miles460 nmSoutheast SE
NouakchottSun 8:20 AM1338 km832 miles723 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 8:20 AM1356 km842 miles732 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanjulSun 8:20 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmEast-southeast ESE
El Aaiún *Sun 9:20 AM1678 km1043 miles906 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 8:20 AM1700 km1057 miles918 nmSoutheast SE
Ponta Delgada *Sun 8:20 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorth N
ConakrySun 8:20 AM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmSoutheast SE
FreetownSun 8:20 AM2138 km1329 miles1155 nmSoutheast SE

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