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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 03:10:00 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: 52%

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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 03:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 02' North, Longitude: 39° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.41 meters/second, 1527.9 km/hour, 949.4 miles/hour or 825.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.1"949.09 miwest0° 04' 50.1"5.54 misouth949.34 mi
24 hours11° 38' 06.6"760.92 mieast2° 21' 11.0"161.83 misouth782.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port SudanMon 6:10 AM227 km141 miles123 nmWest-northwest WNW
MakkahMon 6:10 AM271 km168 miles146 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JeddahMon 6:10 AM273 km170 miles147 nmNorth N
KerenMon 6:10 AM371 km231 miles201 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Khamis MushaitMon 6:10 AM373 km232 miles201 nmEast-southeast ESE
AsmaraMon 6:10 AM412 km256 miles222 nmSouth S
MendeferaMon 6:10 AM462 km287 miles250 nmSouth S
KassalaMon 6:10 AM502 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
TeseneyMon 6:10 AM517 km321 miles279 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MedinaMon 6:10 AM602 km374 miles325 nmNorth N
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