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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 10, 2012 at 07:34:00 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: 34%

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 Monday, September 10, 2012 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 04' North, Longitude: 5° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.43 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"942.40 miwest0° 03' 49.4"4.39 misouth942.60 mi
24 hours11° 53' 43.2"772.97 mieast1° 59' 04.1"136.50 misouth789.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaMon 7:34 AM662 km411 miles358 nmWest-southwest WSW
OuahigouyaMon 7:34 AM783 km487 miles423 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KoutialaMon 7:34 AM851 km529 miles459 nmSouth S
BamakoMon 7:34 AM870 km540 miles470 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DoriMon 7:34 AM875 km544 miles472 nmSoutheast SE
TindoufMon 8:34 AM888 km552 miles480 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KoudougouMon 7:34 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouMon 7:34 AM945 km587 miles510 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SikassoMon 7:34 AM970 km603 miles524 nmSouth S
Smara *Mon 8:34 AM982 km610 miles530 nmNorthwest NW

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