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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 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 17° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.38 meters/second, 1527.8 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 824.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.5"949.07 miwest0° 04' 31.0"5.18 minorth948.86 mi
24 hours11° 31' 28.0"753.18 mieast1° 23' 15.3"95.46 minorth755.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NdjamenaThu 2:28 AM811 km504 miles438 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AgadezThu 2:28 AM995 km618 miles537 nmWest-southwest WSW
KanoThu 2:28 AM1215 km755 miles656 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaThu 2:28 AM1538 km956 miles830 nmSouthwest SW
TripoliThu 3:28 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BanguiThu 2:28 AM1644 km1022 miles888 nmSouth S
KhartoumThu 4:28 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmEast E
NiameyThu 2:28 AM1719 km1068 miles928 nmWest-southwest WSW
YaoundéThu 2:28 AM1799 km1118 miles972 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlexandriaThu 3:28 AM1856 km1154 miles1002 nmNortheast NE
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