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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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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 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 19° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.41 meters/second, 1527.9 km/hour, 949.4 miles/hour or 825.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.8"949.07 miwest0° 04' 31.7"5.19 minorth948.87 mi
24 hours11° 31' 24.2"753.12 mieast1° 23' 35.5"95.84 minorth755.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Faya-LargeauThu 2:20 AM137 km85 miles74 nmSouth S
FadaThu 2:20 AM324 km201 miles175 nmSoutheast SE
AbéchéThu 2:20 AM610 km379 miles330 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoussoroThu 2:20 AM680 km422 miles367 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MongoThu 2:20 AM773 km480 miles417 nmSouth S
Al-FashirThu 4:20 AM889 km552 miles480 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaThu 2:20 AM903 km561 miles487 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoThu 2:20 AM1402 km871 miles757 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumThu 4:20 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanguiThu 2:20 AM1638 km1018 miles884 nmSouth S

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