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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: 78%

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 04:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' North, Longitude: 12° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.19 meters/second, 1512.7 km/hour, 939.9 miles/hour or 816.8 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' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.1"939.62 miwest0° 02' 01.8"2.33 minorth939.52 mi
24 hours11° 39' 54.2"755.17 mieast0° 22' 00.0"25.22 minorth754.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaFri 4:20 AM284 km176 miles153 nmSoutheast SE
NouadhibouFri 4:20 AM423 km263 miles229 nmWest W
NouakchottFri 4:20 AM424 km264 miles229 nmSouthwest SW
DakhlaFri 4:20 AM454 km282 miles245 nmNorthwest NW
RossoFri 4:20 AM547 km340 miles295 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cape BojadorFri 4:20 AM625 km389 miles338 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-LouisFri 4:20 AM633 km393 miles342 nmSouthwest SW
SmaraFri 4:20 AM687 km427 miles371 nmNorth N
ToubaFri 4:20 AM710 km441 miles384 nmSouth-southwest SSW
El AaiúnFri 4:20 AM720 km447 miles389 nmNorth N

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