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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 17, 2012 at 13:02:00 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: 3%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 13:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 0° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.97 meters/second, 1591.1 km/hour, 988.6 miles/hour or 859.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 27' 53.2"988.46 miwest0° 11' 54.4"13.64 misouth988.29 mi
24 hours13° 05' 21.9"894.49 mieast4° 28' 53.2"308.03 misouth939.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 1:02 PM965 km599 miles521 nmSouthwest SW
São ToméMon 1:02 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmNortheast NE
LuandaMon 2:02 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmEast E
LibrevilleMon 2:02 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmNortheast NE
AccraMon 1:02 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 1:02 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeMon 1:02 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmNorth N
MalaboMon 2:02 PM1736 km1078 miles937 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoMon 2:02 PM1737 km1079 miles938 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosMon 2:02 PM1751 km1088 miles945 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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