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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 16, 2012 at 11:52:00 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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 33' South, Longitude: 10° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.50 meters/second, 1546.2 km/hour, 960.8 miles/hour or 834.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.01 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 24' 47.4"960.50 miwest0° 09' 09.2"10.49 misouth960.20 mi
24 hours14° 20' 35.3"955.83 mieast3° 07' 29.6"214.89 misouth972.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoTue 12:52 PM280 km174 miles151 nmEast-northeast ENE
HuamboTue 12:52 PM600 km373 miles324 nmEast-northeast ENE
MenongueTue 12:52 PM730 km454 miles394 nmEast E
LuandaTue 12:52 PM783 km487 miles423 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalanjeTue 12:52 PM885 km550 miles478 nmNortheast NE
Walvis Bay *Tue 1:52 PM899 km559 miles486 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rundu *Tue 1:52 PM974 km605 miles526 nmEast-southeast ESE
UígeTue 12:52 PM986 km612 miles532 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Tue 1:52 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaTue 12:52 PM1330 km827 miles718 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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