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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 22, 2012 at 19:16:00 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: 57%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 22, 2012 at 19:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 26' South, Longitude: 11° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.83 meters/second, 1569.0 km/hour, 974.9 miles/hour or 847.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.25 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 29' 18.4"974.77 miwest0° 09' 26.1"10.81 minorth975.15 mi
24 hours11° 56' 56.5"803.96 mieast4° 01' 20.3"276.48 minorth855.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 7:16 PM678 km421 miles366 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaMon 7:16 PM2186 km1358 miles1180 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 7:16 PM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 7:16 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 7:16 PM2433 km1512 miles1314 nmNorth N
AccraMon 7:16 PM2441 km1517 miles1318 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméMon 7:16 PM2521 km1566 miles1361 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 7:16 PM2550 km1584 miles1377 nmNorth N
LomeMon 7:16 PM2579 km1603 miles1393 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeMon 4:16 PM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmWest W
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