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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 17:56:00 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: 46%

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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 4° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.50 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.94 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 27' 15.8"956.09 miwest0° 07' 28.4"8.56 minorth956.44 mi
24 hours12° 43' 02.1"841.23 mieast3° 22' 20.3"231.87 minorth879.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 5:56 PM151 km94 miles81 nmNorthwest NW
LuandaSun 6:56 PM2161 km1343 miles1167 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméSun 5:56 PM2304 km1431 miles1244 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Sun 7:56 PM2380 km1479 miles1285 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanSun 5:56 PM2473 km1536 miles1335 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSun 6:56 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmNortheast NE
AccraSun 5:56 PM2548 km1583 miles1376 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSun 6:56 PM2613 km1623 miles1411 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleSun 6:56 PM2614 km1624 miles1411 nmEast-northeast ENE
YamoussoukroSun 5:56 PM2637 km1639 miles1424 nmNorth N

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