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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 02:10:00 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: 62%

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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 02:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' North, Longitude: 42° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.39 meters/second, 1513.4 km/hour, 940.4 miles/hour or 817.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.2"940.08 miwest0° 02' 26.6"2.80 misouth940.21 mi
24 hours11° 41' 41.1"757.67 mieast1° 25' 15.0"97.73 misouth767.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Khamis MushaitSun 5:10 AM256 km159 miles138 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MakkahSun 5:10 AM258 km160 miles139 nmWest-northwest WNW
JeddahSun 5:10 AM324 km201 miles175 nmWest-northwest WNW
MedinaSun 5:10 AM505 km314 miles273 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port SudanSun 5:10 AM522 km324 miles282 nmWest W
SanaSun 5:10 AM616 km382 miles332 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Al HudaydahSun 5:10 AM641 km399 miles346 nmSouth S
KerenSun 5:10 AM653 km406 miles353 nmSouthwest SW
RiyadhSun 5:10 AM658 km409 miles355 nmNortheast NE
AsmaraSun 5:10 AM667 km414 miles360 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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