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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:20:00 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: 40%

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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 04' North, Longitude: 24° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.49 meters/second, 1553.4 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.4"964.98 miwest0° 07' 25.9"8.52 misouth965.31 mi
24 hours11° 34' 32.6"769.52 mieast3° 20' 40.2"229.94 misouth808.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloTue 7:20 AM133 km82 miles72 nmNorthwest NW
Santa MariaTue 7:20 AM138 km86 miles75 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaTue 7:20 AM141 km88 miles76 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DakarTue 8:20 AM730 km454 miles394 nmEast-southeast ESE
ThièsTue 8:20 AM780 km485 miles421 nmEast E
SerekundaTue 8:20 AM848 km527 miles458 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanjulTue 8:20 AM858 km533 miles463 nmEast-southeast ESE
RossoTue 8:20 AM886 km550 miles478 nmEast E
ToubaTue 8:20 AM890 km553 miles481 nmEast E
NouakchottTue 8:20 AM891 km553 miles481 nmEast-northeast ENE
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