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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 22, 2012 at 18:40:00 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: 50%

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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 12° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.12 meters/second, 1501.6 km/hour, 933.1 miles/hour or 810.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.55 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.6"932.79 miwest0° 02' 37.0"3.00 minorth932.92 mi
24 hours13° 43' 24.5"887.87 mieast1° 37' 53.0"112.22 minorth899.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 6:40 PM889 km552 miles480 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSat 6:40 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 6:40 PM3026 km1880 miles1634 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSat 7:40 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 8:40 PM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmEast E
São ToméSat 6:40 PM3130 km1945 miles1690 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 6:40 PM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de JaneiroSat 3:40 PM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmWest W
AccraSat 6:40 PM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 6:40 PM3234 km2009 miles1746 nmNorth N
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