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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 08:00:00 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 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' North, Longitude: 30° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.44 meters/second, 1531.6 km/hour, 951.7 miles/hour or 827.0 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"951.41 miwest0° 05' 16.9"6.05 misouth951.67 mi
24 hours11° 37' 20.9"761.92 mieast2° 31' 32.8"173.70 misouth786.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 7:00 AM653 km405 miles352 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaMon 7:00 AM885 km550 miles478 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarMon 8:00 AM1498 km931 miles809 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottMon 8:00 AM1574 km978 miles850 nmEast E
BanjulMon 8:00 AM1632 km1014 miles881 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauMon 8:00 AM1803 km1120 miles974 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnMon 8:00 AM2040 km1267 miles1101 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryMon 8:00 AM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Mon 8:00 AM2177 km1353 miles1175 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 8:00 AM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmEast-southeast ESE

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