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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 02:18:00 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 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' North, Longitude: 5° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.21 meters/second, 1527.2 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 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' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.6"948.63 miwest0° 04' 26.7"5.09 minorth948.43 mi
24 hours11° 31' 47.7"753.21 mieast1° 21' 27.3"93.38 minorth755.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitThu 3:18 AM229 km142 miles124 nmEast-southeast ESE
AgadezThu 3:18 AM380 km236 miles205 nmSoutheast SE
MaradiThu 3:18 AM663 km412 miles358 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SokotoThu 3:18 AM682 km424 miles368 nmSouth S
NiameyThu 3:18 AM716 km445 miles387 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderThu 3:18 AM718 km446 miles388 nmSoutheast SE
DoriThu 2:18 AM807 km501 miles436 nmSouthwest SW
KanoThu 3:18 AM871 km541 miles471 nmSouth-southeast SSE
In SalahThu 3:18 AM928 km577 miles501 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KandiThu 3:18 AM930 km578 miles502 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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