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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 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' North, Longitude: 22° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.92 meters/second, 1515.3 km/hour, 941.6 miles/hour or 818.2 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' 43.9"941.27 miwest0° 02' 52.4"3.30 misouth941.42 mi
24 hours11° 41' 10.2"758.06 mieast1° 35' 24.2"109.37 misouth769.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa MariaSun 5:36 AM421 km261 miles227 nmSouth S
MindeloSun 5:36 AM481 km299 miles260 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouSun 6:36 AM545 km339 miles294 nmEast E
PraiaSun 5:36 AM616 km383 miles333 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouakchottSun 6:36 AM703 km437 miles380 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakhlaSun 6:36 AM748 km465 miles404 nmEast-northeast ENE
RossoSun 6:36 AM800 km497 miles432 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 6:36 AM808 km502 miles437 nmSoutheast SE
ThièsSun 6:36 AM833 km517 miles450 nmSoutheast SE
ToubaSun 6:36 AM907 km563 miles489 nmSoutheast SE

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