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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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 14:46:00 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: 14%

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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 1° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.40 meters/second, 1499.0 km/hour, 931.5 miles/hour or 809.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.3"931.15 miwest0° 02' 19.3"2.66 misouth931.04 mi
24 hours14° 41' 38.9"951.20 mieast0° 14' 17.3"16.38 misouth950.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 2:46 PM674 km419 miles364 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Thu 4:46 PM1956 km1216 miles1056 nmEast E
LuandaThu 3:46 PM2069 km1285 miles1117 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownThu 4:46 PM2468 km1534 miles1333 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméThu 2:46 PM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 3:46 PM2579 km1602 miles1392 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 3:46 PM2581 km1604 miles1394 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 3:46 PM2625 km1631 miles1417 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 4:46 PM2867 km1781 miles1548 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanThu 2:46 PM2883 km1792 miles1557 nmNorth N

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