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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 08:20:00 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 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' North, Longitude: 35° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.51 meters/second, 1531.8 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"951.57 miwest0° 05' 18.8"6.09 misouth951.84 mi
24 hours11° 37' 17.8"761.99 mieast2° 32' 15.3"174.51 misouth786.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaMon 7:20 AM1361 km846 miles735 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarMon 8:20 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmEast E
NouakchottMon 8:20 AM2084 km1295 miles1126 nmEast E
BanjulMon 8:20 AM2123 km1319 miles1147 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauMon 8:20 AM2284 km1419 miles1234 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Mon 8:20 AM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CayenneMon 5:20 AM2357 km1464 miles1272 nmSouthwest SW
El AaiúnMon 8:20 AM2490 km1547 miles1345 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaMon 5:20 AM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmSouth S
ParamariboMon 5:20 AM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmWest-southwest WSW
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