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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 09:30:00 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: 49%

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 09:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' North, Longitude: 52° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.77 meters/second, 1532.8 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 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' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.6"952.16 miwest0° 05' 25.2"6.21 misouth952.43 mi
24 hours11° 37' 07.0"762.26 mieast2° 34' 43.6"177.34 misouth787.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownMon 5:30 AM957 km595 miles517 nmSouthwest SW
Codrington (Barbuda)Mon 5:30 AM977 km607 miles528 nmWest W
Pointe-à-PitreMon 5:30 AM978 km608 miles528 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 5:30 AM989 km614 miles534 nmWest W
RoseauMon 5:30 AM997 km619 miles538 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceMon 5:30 AM998 km620 miles539 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 5:30 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesMon 5:30 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Mon 5:30 AM1076 km669 miles581 nmWest W
KingstownMon 5:30 AM1094 km680 miles591 nmWest-southwest WSW

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