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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 05:56:00 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: 60%

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 05:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' North, Longitude: 12° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.84 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.6"941.08 miwest0° 02' 48.5"3.22 misouth941.23 mi
24 hours11° 41' 15.1"758.00 mieast1° 33' 52.9"107.63 misouth769.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaSun 5:56 AM234 km145 miles126 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NouakchottSun 5:56 AM440 km274 miles238 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouSun 5:56 AM471 km293 miles254 nmWest W
DakhlaSun 5:56 AM507 km315 miles274 nmNorthwest NW
RossoSun 5:56 AM548 km341 miles296 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-LouisSun 5:56 AM637 km396 miles344 nmSouthwest SW
Cape BojadorSun 5:56 AM667 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToubaSun 5:56 AM704 km438 miles380 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SmaraSun 5:56 AM711 km442 miles384 nmNorth N
TambacoundaSun 5:56 AM741 km460 miles400 nmSouth S

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