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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 05:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' North, Longitude: 12° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.84 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.8"941.15 miwest0° 02' 48.6"3.22 misouth941.30 mi
24 hours11° 41' 15.0"758.05 mieast1° 33' 55.4"107.69 misouth769.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaSun 5:56 AM249 km155 miles135 nmSoutheast SE
NouakchottSun 5:56 AM417 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouSun 5:56 AM443 km275 miles239 nmWest W
DakhlaSun 5:56 AM488 km303 miles264 nmNorthwest NW
RossoSun 5:56 AM531 km330 miles287 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-LouisSun 5:56 AM619 km385 miles334 nmSouthwest SW
Cape BojadorSun 5:56 AM659 km410 miles356 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToubaSun 5:56 AM691 km429 miles373 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SmaraSun 5:56 AM715 km444 miles386 nmNorth N
TambacoundaSun 5:56 AM737 km458 miles398 nmSouth S
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