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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 Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 03:18:00 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: 96%

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 Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' North, Longitude: 31° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.99 meters/second, 1569.6 km/hour, 975.3 miles/hour or 847.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.25 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.6"975.08 miwest0° 08' 10.3"9.36 minorth974.83 mi
24 hours11° 09' 00.1"747.82 mieast2° 56' 14.6"201.97 minorth769.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloTue 2:18 AM785 km488 miles424 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaTue 2:18 AM891 km554 miles481 nmEast E
DakarTue 3:18 AM1545 km960 miles834 nmEast E
BanjulTue 3:18 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmEast E
NouakchottTue 3:18 AM1741 km1082 miles940 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauTue 3:18 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmEast E
ConakryTue 3:18 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownTue 3:18 AM2116 km1315 miles1143 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaTue 12:18 AM2122 km1318 miles1146 nmSouth-southwest SSW
El AaiúnTue 3:18 AM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
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