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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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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 08:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' North, Longitude: 36° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.53 meters/second, 1531.9 km/hour, 951.9 miles/hour or 827.2 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"951.60 miwest0° 05' 19.1"6.10 misouth951.87 mi
24 hours11° 37' 17.1"762.01 mieast2° 32' 23.8"174.67 misouth787.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaMon 7:24 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarMon 8:24 AM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmEast E
NouakchottMon 8:24 AM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmEast E
BanjulMon 8:24 AM2223 km1381 miles1200 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneMon 5:24 AM2277 km1415 miles1229 nmSouthwest SW
Ponta Delgada *Mon 8:24 AM2376 km1476 miles1283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauMon 8:24 AM2383 km1480 miles1286 nmEast-southeast ESE
Angra do Heroísmo *Mon 8:24 AM2404 km1494 miles1298 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboMon 5:24 AM2455 km1526 miles1326 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 5:24 AM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmSouth S
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