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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 07:34:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
This phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 40' North, Longitude: 24° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.34 meters/second, 1531.2 km/hour, 951.5 miles/hour or 826.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.7"951.19 miwest0° 05' 14.5"6.01 misouth951.46 mi
24 hours11° 37' 25.0"761.82 mieast2° 30' 37.6"172.64 misouth786.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 6:34 AM202 km126 miles109 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santa MariaMon 6:34 AM290 km180 miles156 nmSoutheast SE
PraiaMon 6:34 AM431 km268 miles233 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NouadhibouMon 7:34 AM829 km515 miles447 nmEast-northeast ENE
DakarMon 7:34 AM881 km547 miles476 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottMon 7:34 AM911 km566 miles492 nmEast E
ThièsMon 7:34 AM921 km572 miles497 nmEast-southeast ESE
RossoMon 7:34 AM961 km597 miles519 nmEast-southeast ESE
ToubaMon 7:34 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanjulMon 7:34 AM1032 km642 miles557 nmEast-southeast ESE

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