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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 3:19 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 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° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.40 meters/second, 1527.8 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"949.13 miwest0° 04' 31.6"5.19 minorth948.92 mi
24 hours11° 31' 24.6"753.17 mieast1° 23' 33.1"95.80 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
NdjamenaThu 2:20 AM889 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al-FashirThu 4:20 AM910 km565 miles491 nmSoutheast SE
KanoThu 2:20 AM1378 km856 miles744 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumThu 4:20 AM1486 km923 miles802 nmEast-southeast ESE
TripoliThu 3:20 AM1631 km1013 miles881 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BanguiThu 2:20 AM1636 km1017 miles884 nmSouth S
AbujaThu 2:20 AM1689 km1049 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
CairoThu 3:20 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmNortheast NE
AlexandriaThu 3:20 AM1728 km1074 miles933 nmNortheast NE
YaoundéThu 2:20 AM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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