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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 05:20:00 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: 78%

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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' North, Longitude: 27° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.09 meters/second, 1512.3 km/hour, 939.7 miles/hour or 816.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.4"939.40 miwest0° 01' 56.2"2.22 minorth939.30 mi
24 hours11° 40' 06.4"755.23 mieast0° 19' 42.6"22.60 minorth754.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloFri 4:20 AM482 km300 miles261 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa MariaFri 4:20 AM642 km399 miles347 nmSoutheast SE
PraiaFri 4:20 AM750 km466 miles405 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NouakchottFri 5:20 AM1216 km756 miles657 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarFri 5:20 AM1234 km767 miles666 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanjulFri 5:20 AM1387 km862 miles749 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauFri 5:20 AM1581 km982 miles854 nmSoutheast SE
El AaiúnFri 5:20 AM1596 km992 miles862 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ponta Delgada *Fri 5:20 AM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmNorth N
ConakryFri 5:20 AM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmSoutheast SE

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