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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 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' North, Longitude: 2° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.17 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.81 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.5"948.54 miwest0° 04' 25.5"5.07 minorth948.34 mi
24 hours11° 31' 52.4"753.23 mieast1° 21' 00.7"92.88 minorth755.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitThu 3:30 AM532 km330 miles287 nmEast E
DoriThu 2:30 AM631 km392 miles341 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NiameyThu 3:30 AM634 km394 miles342 nmSouth S
AgadezThu 3:30 AM645 km401 miles348 nmEast-southeast ESE
OuahigouyaThu 2:30 AM808 km502 miles436 nmSouthwest SW
MaradiThu 3:30 AM812 km505 miles438 nmSoutheast SE
Fada N'gourmaThu 2:30 AM822 km511 miles444 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OuagadougouThu 2:30 AM867 km539 miles468 nmSouth-southwest SSW
In SalahThu 3:30 AM882 km548 miles476 nmNorth N
KandiThu 3:30 AM899 km559 miles485 nmSouth S

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