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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 4, 2012 at 01:00:00 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: 86%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 07' North, Longitude: 24° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.47 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.1"949.22 miwest0° 04' 33.5"5.23 minorth949.02 mi
24 hours11° 31' 16.0"753.08 mieast1° 24' 19.7"96.68 minorth756.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FadaThu 2:00 AM347 km215 miles187 nmSouthwest SW
Faya-LargeauThu 2:00 AM550 km342 miles297 nmWest-southwest WSW
KufraThu 3:00 AM569 km353 miles307 nmNorth N
Al-FashirThu 4:00 AM622 km386 miles336 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbéchéThu 2:00 AM684 km425 miles370 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al-UbayyidThu 4:00 AM923 km573 miles498 nmSoutheast SE
Kharga OasisThu 3:00 AM961 km597 miles519 nmNortheast NE
MongoThu 2:00 AM965 km600 miles521 nmSouthwest SW
KhartoumThu 4:00 AM972 km604 miles525 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroThu 2:00 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmSouthwest SW
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