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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 06:46:00 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 06:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 00' North, Longitude: 36° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.11 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"937.20 miwest0° 00' 32.4"0.62 misouth937.22 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.0"756.46 mieast0° 40' 03.8"45.94 misouth759.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaSat 5:46 AM1517 km943 miles819 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Sat 6:46 AM2122 km1319 miles1146 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarSat 6:46 AM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSat 6:46 AM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmEast E
BanjulSat 6:46 AM2262 km1405 miles1221 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauSat 6:46 AM2435 km1513 miles1315 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSat 6:46 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneSat 3:46 AM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownSat 2:46 AM2622 km1629 miles1416 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboSat 3:46 AM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmSouthwest SW
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