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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 08:30:00 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 08:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' North, Longitude: 38° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.55 meters/second, 1532.0 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"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"951.65 miwest0° 05' 19.7"6.11 misouth951.92 mi
24 hours11° 37' 16.3"762.03 mieast2° 32' 36.5"174.91 misouth787.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaMon 7:30 AM1609 km1000 miles869 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneMon 5:30 AM2161 km1342 miles1167 nmSouthwest SW
DakarMon 8:30 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmEast E
ParamariboMon 5:30 AM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmSouthwest SW
NouakchottMon 8:30 AM2340 km1454 miles1263 nmEast E
BanjulMon 8:30 AM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmEast E
BridgetownMon 4:30 AM2379 km1478 miles1285 nmWest-southwest WSW
Ponta Delgada *Mon 8:30 AM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaMon 5:30 AM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmSouth S
Fort-de-FranceMon 4:30 AM2487 km1545 miles1343 nmWest W
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