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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, October 6, 2012 at 06:20:00 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: 69%

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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 01' North, Longitude: 30° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.10 meters/second, 1508.8 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.1"937.18 miwest0° 00' 29.9"0.57 misouth937.20 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.8"756.44 mieast0° 39' 02.7"44.77 misouth759.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSat 5:20 AM704 km437 miles380 nmSoutheast SE
PraiaSat 5:20 AM968 km601 miles522 nmSoutheast SE
DakarSat 6:20 AM1511 km939 miles816 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSat 6:20 AM1513 km940 miles817 nmEast E
BanjulSat 6:20 AM1660 km1032 miles896 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSat 6:20 AM1843 km1145 miles995 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSat 6:20 AM1847 km1148 miles997 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Sat 6:20 AM1903 km1182 miles1027 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 6:20 AM2166 km1346 miles1170 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSat 6:20 AM2278 km1415 miles1230 nmSoutheast SE

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