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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:28:00 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: 12%

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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 15' North, Longitude: 49° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.85 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.70 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.4"1001.68 miwest0° 12' 11.8"13.97 misouth1001.88 mi
24 hours12° 03' 37.9"832.90 mieast4° 59' 28.5"342.94 misouth901.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneFri 9:28 AM400 km249 miles216 nmWest-northwest WNW
BelémFri 9:28 AM525 km326 miles283 nmSouth S
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniFri 9:28 AM597 km371 miles322 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboFri 9:28 AM726 km451 miles392 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nieuw NickerieFri 9:28 AM920 km572 miles497 nmWest-northwest WNW
New AmsterdamFri 8:28 AM987 km613 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
GeorgetownFri 8:28 AM1075 km668 miles580 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausFri 8:28 AM1400 km870 miles756 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 9:28 AM1407 km874 miles760 nmEast-southeast ESE
BridgetownFri 8:28 AM1586 km986 miles856 nmNorthwest NW

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