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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, October 1, 2012 at 03:28:00 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: 99%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 1, 2012 at 03:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' North, Longitude: 45° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.16 meters/second, 1591.8 km/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.48 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 32' 45.2"988.91 miwest0° 09' 37.1"11.02 minorth988.71 mi
24 hours10° 58' 08.6"745.77 mieast3° 34' 47.1"246.07 minorth780.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneMon 12:28 AM1012 km629 miles546 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboMon 12:28 AM1225 km761 miles661 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 12:28 AM1386 km861 miles748 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownSun 11:28 PM1493 km928 miles806 nmWest-southwest WSW
BridgetownSun 11:28 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaMon 12:28 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CastriesSun 11:28 PM1763 km1095 miles952 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownSun 11:28 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceSun 11:28 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainSun 11:28 PM1790 km1113 miles967 nmWest W

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