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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: 69%

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 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 00' North, Longitude: 31° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.10 meters/second, 1508.8 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 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' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.1"937.25 miwest0° 00' 30.6"0.58 misouth937.27 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.8"756.50 mieast0° 39' 19.6"45.09 misouth759.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSat 5:26 AM850 km528 miles459 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaSat 5:26 AM1105 km687 miles597 nmSoutheast SE
DakarSat 6:26 AM1675 km1041 miles904 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSat 6:26 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmEast E
BanjulSat 6:26 AM1820 km1131 miles983 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada *Sat 6:26 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSat 6:26 AM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmEast-southeast ESE
Angra do Heroísmo *Sat 6:26 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmNorth-northeast NNE
El AaiúnSat 6:26 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySat 6:26 AM2318 km1440 miles1252 nmEast-southeast ESE
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