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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:50:00 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: 79%

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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 38° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.58 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.0"940.48 miwest0° 02' 21.9"2.71 minorth940.36 mi
24 hours11° 39' 06.3"754.96 mieast0° 30' 11.3"34.62 minorth754.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port SudanFri 3:50 AM136 km85 miles73 nmSouthwest SW
JeddahFri 3:50 AM155 km97 miles84 nmNortheast NE
MakkahFri 3:50 AM205 km128 miles111 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedinaFri 3:50 AM464 km288 miles251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KerenFri 3:50 AM526 km327 miles284 nmSouth S
Khamis MushaitFri 3:50 AM546 km339 miles295 nmEast-southeast ESE
AsmaraFri 3:50 AM581 km361 miles314 nmSouth S
KassalaFri 3:50 AM589 km366 miles318 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TeseneyFri 3:50 AM618 km384 miles334 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MendeferaFri 3:50 AM628 km390 miles339 nmSouth S

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