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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 07:54:00 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 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 07:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' North, Longitude: 29° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.42 meters/second, 1531.5 km/hour, 951.6 miles/hour or 826.9 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' 52.0"951.36 miwest0° 05' 16.4"6.04 misouth951.62 mi
24 hours11° 37' 21.8"761.89 mieast2° 31' 20.1"173.45 misouth786.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 6:54 AM508 km316 miles274 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaMon 6:54 AM752 km467 miles406 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarMon 7:54 AM1351 km839 miles729 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottMon 7:54 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmEast E
BanjulMon 7:54 AM1488 km925 miles804 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauMon 7:54 AM1663 km1033 miles898 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnMon 7:54 AM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryMon 7:54 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownMon 7:54 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Mon 7:54 AM2148 km1334 miles1160 nmNorth N

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