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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 10:00:00 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 10:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' North, Longitude: 59° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.89 meters/second, 1533.2 km/hour, 952.7 miles/hour or 827.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.88 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.8"952.41 miwest0° 05' 27.9"6.27 misouth952.68 mi
24 hours11° 37' 02.6"762.37 mieast2° 35' 47.1"178.55 misouth788.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Codrington (Barbuda)Mon 6:00 AM224 km139 miles121 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 6:00 AM255 km159 miles138 nmSouthwest SW
Pointe-à-PitreMon 6:00 AM301 km187 miles163 nmSouthwest SW
BradesMon 6:00 AM308 km191 miles166 nmSouthwest SW
GustaviaMon 6:00 AM319 km198 miles172 nmWest W
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Mon 6:00 AM326 km202 miles176 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 6:00 AM335 km208 miles181 nmSouthwest SW
The ValleyMon 6:00 AM337 km209 miles182 nmWest W
MarigotMon 6:00 AM340 km211 miles184 nmWest W
RoseauMon 6:00 AM384 km238 miles207 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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