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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 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 00' North, Longitude: 34° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.11 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
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"937.19 miwest0° 00' 31.6"0.60 misouth937.22 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.9"756.46 mieast0° 39' 43.0"45.54 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
PraiaSat 5:36 AM1318 km819 miles711 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSat 6:36 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSat 6:36 AM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmEast E
Ponta Delgada *Sat 6:36 AM2029 km1261 miles1096 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulSat 6:36 AM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmEast-southeast ESE
Angra do Heroísmo *Sat 6:36 AM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSat 6:36 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSat 6:36 AM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySat 6:36 AM2539 km1577 miles1371 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSat 6:36 AM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmEast-southeast ESE

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