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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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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 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 35' South
Longitude: 8° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.44 meters/second, 1546.0 km/hour, 960.6 miles/hour or 834.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.01 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 24' 46.7"960.42 miwest0° 09' 08.0"10.47 misouth960.12 mi
24 hours14° 20' 49.2"956.03 mieast3° 06' 57.4"214.29 misouth972.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoTue 1:02 PM563 km350 miles304 nmEast E
HuamboTue 1:02 PM861 km535 miles465 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuandaTue 1:02 PM919 km571 miles496 nmNortheast NE
MenongueTue 1:02 PM1016 km631 miles548 nmEast E
Windhoek *Tue 2:02 PM1206 km749 miles651 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaTue 1:02 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleTue 1:02 PM1467 km912 miles792 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownTue 12:02 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmWest W
São ToméTue 12:02 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNorth N
LibrevilleTue 1:02 PM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNorth N
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