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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 7:34 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 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° 23' 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
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"951.66 miwest0° 05' 19.8"6.11 misouth951.93 mi
24 hours11° 37' 16.0"762.03 mieast2° 32' 38.9"174.96 misouth787.13 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 AM1636 km1017 miles884 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneMon 5:30 AM2140 km1329 miles1155 nmSouthwest SW
DakarMon 8:30 AM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmEast E
ParamariboMon 5:30 AM2305 km1432 miles1244 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownMon 4:30 AM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottMon 8:30 AM2368 km1472 miles1279 nmEast E
BanjulMon 8:30 AM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmEast E
Ponta Delgada *Mon 8:30 AM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Fort-de-FranceMon 4:30 AM2458 km1528 miles1327 nmWest W
CastriesMon 4:30 AM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmWest W

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