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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: 60%

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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 05:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' North, Longitude: 10° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.82 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.3 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.6"941.04 miwest0° 02' 47.6"3.20 misouth941.18 mi
24 hours11° 41' 16.3"757.98 mieast1° 33' 32.6"107.24 misouth769.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaSun 5:46 AM229 km142 miles124 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouakchottSun 5:46 AM639 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
DakhlaSun 5:46 AM678 km422 miles366 nmNorthwest NW
NouadhibouSun 5:46 AM694 km431 miles375 nmWest W
RossoSun 5:46 AM713 km443 miles385 nmSouthwest SW
SmaraSun 5:46 AM716 km445 miles387 nmNorth N
Cape BojadorSun 5:46 AM761 km473 miles411 nmNorth-northwest NNW
El AaiúnSun 5:46 AM802 km498 miles433 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TambacoundaSun 5:46 AM810 km503 miles437 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TindoufSun 6:46 AM839 km522 miles453 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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