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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 08:50:00 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 08:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' North, Longitude: 42° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.63 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.3 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' 52.3"951.82 miwest0° 05' 21.5"6.14 misouth952.09 mi
24 hours11° 37' 13.1"762.10 mieast2° 33' 19.0"175.72 misouth787.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneMon 5:50 AM1819 km1131 miles982 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownMon 4:50 AM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboMon 5:50 AM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmSouthwest SW
Fort-de-FranceMon 4:50 AM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmWest W
CastriesMon 4:50 AM1990 km1236 miles1074 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauMon 4:50 AM1995 km1239 miles1077 nmWest W
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 4:50 AM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 4:50 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmWest W
KingstownMon 4:50 AM2045 km1270 miles1104 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Mon 4:50 AM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmWest W

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