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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 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 35' North
Longitude: 16° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.40 meters/second, 1513.5 km/hour, 940.4 miles/hour or 817.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.8"940.16 miwest0° 02' 13.3"2.55 minorth940.05 mi
24 hours11° 39' 27.7"755.11 mieast0° 26' 39.6"30.57 minorth754.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezFri 3:20 AM939 km584 miles507 nmWest-southwest WSW
NdjamenaFri 3:20 AM943 km586 miles509 nmSouth S
KanoFri 3:20 AM1244 km773 miles672 nmSouthwest SW
TripoliFri 4:20 AM1394 km866 miles753 nmNorth N
AbujaFri 3:20 AM1581 km982 miles854 nmSouthwest SW
NiameyFri 3:20 AM1676 km1041 miles905 nmWest-southwest WSW
Valletta *Fri 4:20 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
BanguiFri 3:20 AM1814 km1127 miles980 nmSouth S
AlexandriaFri 4:20 AM1821 km1131 miles983 nmNortheast NE
KhartoumFri 5:20 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmEast-southeast ESE
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