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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 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 14' North
Longitude: 4° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.20 meters/second, 1527.1 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"948.67 miwest0° 04' 26.3"5.09 minorth948.47 mi
24 hours11° 31' 49.0"753.27 mieast1° 21' 20.3"93.26 minorth755.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezThu 3:20 AM444 km276 miles240 nmSoutheast SE
NiameyThu 3:20 AM683 km424 miles369 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaradiThu 3:20 AM692 km430 miles373 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZinderThu 3:20 AM766 km476 miles414 nmSoutheast SE
In SalahThu 3:20 AM907 km564 miles490 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KanoThu 3:20 AM907 km564 miles490 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KandiThu 3:20 AM912 km567 miles492 nmSouth S
OuagadougouThu 2:20 AM997 km620 miles539 nmSouthwest SW
KadunaThu 3:20 AM1013 km629 miles547 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbujaThu 3:20 AM1148 km713 miles620 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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