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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: 79%

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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 20° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.44 meters/second, 1513.6 km/hour, 940.5 miles/hour or 817.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.9"940.18 miwest0° 02' 15.2"2.58 minorth940.07 mi
24 hours11° 39' 23.1"755.04 mieast0° 27' 26.0"31.46 minorth754.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Faya-LargeauFri 3:00 AM348 km216 miles188 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaFri 3:00 AM382 km237 miles206 nmSouth S
KufraFri 4:00 AM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbéchéFri 3:00 AM745 km463 miles403 nmSouth S
MoussoroFri 3:00 AM898 km558 miles485 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al-FashirFri 5:00 AM903 km561 miles488 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MongoFri 3:00 AM957 km594 miles516 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaFri 3:00 AM1124 km699 miles607 nmSouthwest SW
KhartoumFri 5:00 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairoFri 4:00 AM1477 km918 miles798 nmNortheast NE

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