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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 15, 2012 at 13:02:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 13:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 39' South, Longitude: 19° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.40 meters/second, 1574.6 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.31 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 26' 19.6"978.20 miwest0° 11' 09.8"12.79 misouth977.96 mi
24 hours13° 47' 01.3"933.83 mieast4° 05' 12.3"280.95 misouth967.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 1:02 PM1577 km980 miles851 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeMon 10:02 AM1718 km1067 miles927 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 10:02 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 1:02 PM2214 km1376 miles1195 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaMon 10:02 AM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmWest-northwest WNW
FreetownMon 1:02 PM2336 km1452 miles1262 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 1:02 PM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 1:02 PM2551 km1585 miles1378 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 1:02 PM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmNortheast NE
BissauMon 1:02 PM2638 km1639 miles1424 nmNorth N

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