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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 07:20:00 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: 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 07:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 32° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.02 meters/second, 1515.7 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.70 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"941.48 miwest0° 02' 56.7"3.38 misouth941.64 mi
24 hours11° 41' 04.8"758.13 mieast1° 37' 04.5"111.29 misouth770.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 6:20 AM914 km568 miles494 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaSun 6:20 AM1158 km720 miles625 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 7:20 AM1753 km1089 miles947 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSun 7:20 AM1793 km1114 miles968 nmEast E
BanjulSun 7:20 AM1894 km1177 miles1022 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Sun 7:20 AM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSun 7:20 AM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSun 7:20 AM2141 km1330 miles1156 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySun 7:20 AM2379 km1478 miles1285 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSun 7:20 AM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmEast-southeast ESE

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