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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 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:14:00 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: 98%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 41' North, Longitude: 38° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.61 meters/second, 1532.2 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.09 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 31' 28.7"951.78 miwest0° 04' 54.6"5.63 minorth951.56 mi
24 hours11° 29' 51.4"753.50 mieast1° 33' 16.9"106.94 minorth757.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaWed 2:14 AM1645 km1022 miles888 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneWed 12:14 AM2143 km1331 miles1157 nmSouthwest SW
DakarWed 3:14 AM2284 km1419 miles1233 nmEast E
ParamariboWed 12:14 AM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownTue 11:14 PM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottWed 3:14 AM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmEast E
BanjulWed 3:14 AM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmEast E
Ponta DelgadaWed 2:14 AM2450 km1522 miles1323 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Fort-de-FranceTue 11:14 PM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmWest W
CastriesTue 11:14 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmWest W

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