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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, November 8, 2012 at 08:38:00 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: 36%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 46' North, Longitude: 25° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.94 meters/second, 1609.0 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.9"999.66 miwest0° 11' 18.6"12.95 misouth999.91 mi
24 hours11° 31' 12.4"792.84 mieast4° 41' 34.9"322.46 misouth858.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 7:38 AM1027 km638 miles555 nmNorth N
BissauThu 8:38 AM1248 km776 miles674 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 8:38 AM1267 km787 miles684 nmNortheast NE
DakarThu 8:38 AM1297 km806 miles700 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 8:38 AM1327 km824 miles716 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownThu 8:38 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaThu 8:38 AM1588 km987 miles857 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 8:38 AM1688 km1049 miles911 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaThu 5:38 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeThu 5:38 AM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmSouthwest SW
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