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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 01:30:00 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 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 16° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.37 meters/second, 1527.7 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"948.99 miwest0° 04' 30.8"5.18 minorth948.79 mi
24 hours11° 31' 28.3"753.13 mieast1° 23' 13.4"95.41 minorth755.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BardaïThu 2:30 AM241 km150 miles130 nmNorth N
Faya-LargeauThu 2:30 AM270 km168 miles146 nmEast-southeast ESE
FadaThu 2:30 AM542 km337 miles293 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroThu 2:30 AM612 km380 miles331 nmSouth S
AbéchéThu 2:30 AM724 km450 miles391 nmSoutheast SE
MongoThu 2:30 AM795 km494 miles429 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NdjamenaThu 2:30 AM805 km500 miles435 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AgadezThu 2:30 AM973 km605 miles526 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArlitThu 2:30 AM1002 km622 miles541 nmWest W
KanoThu 2:30 AM1197 km744 miles647 nmSouthwest SW
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