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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: 70%
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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 05:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 01' North
Longitude: 17° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.09 meters/second, 1508.7 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.4"937.21 miwest0° 00' 24.6"0.47 misouth937.23 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.1"756.45 mieast0° 36' 58.4"42.40 misouth759.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NouadhibouSat 5:26 AM27 km17 miles14 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakhlaSat 5:26 AM328 km204 miles177 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NouakchottSat 5:26 AM352 km219 miles190 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RossoSat 5:26 AM522 km324 miles282 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ThièsSat 5:26 AM689 km428 miles372 nmSouth S
ToubaSat 5:26 AM697 km433 miles376 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DakarSat 5:26 AM702 km436 miles379 nmSouth S
El AaiúnSat 5:26 AM796 km495 miles430 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Palmas *Sat 6:26 AM810 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulSat 5:26 AM841 km522 miles454 nmSouth S
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