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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 08:10:00 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: 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 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 37' North, Longitude: 33° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.48 meters/second, 1531.7 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"951.49 miwest0° 05' 17.8"6.07 misouth951.75 mi
24 hours11° 37' 19.3"761.95 mieast2° 31' 54.0"174.10 misouth786.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 7:10 AM900 km559 miles486 nmEast E
PraiaMon 7:10 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarMon 8:10 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottMon 8:10 AM1829 km1137 miles988 nmEast E
BanjulMon 8:10 AM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauMon 8:10 AM2042 km1269 miles1102 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Mon 8:10 AM2245 km1395 miles1212 nmNorth-northeast NNE
El AaiúnMon 8:10 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryMon 8:10 AM2339 km1453 miles1263 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownMon 8:10 AM2439 km1515 miles1317 nmEast-southeast ESE
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