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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 02:40:00 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 02:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' North, Longitude: 11° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.37 meters/second, 1513.3 km/hour, 940.3 miles/hour or 817.1 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' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.4"940.02 miwest0° 02' 11.4"2.51 minorth939.91 mi
24 hours11° 39' 31.9"755.07 mieast0° 25' 55.5"29.73 minorth754.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitFri 3:40 AM475 km295 miles257 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezFri 3:40 AM544 km338 miles294 nmSouthwest SW
ZinderFri 3:40 AM796 km495 miles430 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Faya-LargeauFri 3:40 AM853 km530 miles461 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaradiFri 3:40 AM913 km567 miles493 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoussoroFri 3:40 AM936 km581 miles505 nmSoutheast SE
KanoFri 3:40 AM1002 km623 miles541 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaFri 3:40 AM1013 km630 miles547 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyFri 3:40 AM1268 km788 miles684 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaFri 3:40 AM1346 km836 miles727 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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