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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 05:26:00 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 05:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' North, Longitude: 28° 41' 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.3"939.38 miwest0° 01' 55.6"2.21 minorth939.28 mi
24 hours11° 40' 07.6"755.23 mieast0° 19' 28.6"22.33 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 4:26 AM573 km356 miles310 nmSoutheast SE
PraiaFri 4:26 AM841 km523 miles454 nmSoutheast SE
NouakchottFri 5:26 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmEast E
DakarFri 5:26 AM1366 km849 miles737 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanjulFri 5:26 AM1516 km942 miles819 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauFri 5:26 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnFri 5:26 AM1729 km1074 miles934 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ponta Delgada *Fri 5:26 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmNorth N
ConakryFri 5:26 AM2027 km1260 miles1094 nmSoutheast SE
FreetownFri 5:26 AM2140 km1330 miles1155 nmSoutheast SE
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