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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 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' North, Longitude: 22° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.93 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' 52.5"3.30 misouth941.43 mi
24 hours11° 41' 10.2"758.06 mieast1° 35' 26.8"109.42 misouth769.66 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 AM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
MindeloSun 5:36 AM464 km288 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouSun 6:36 AM573 km356 miles309 nmEast E
PraiaSun 5:36 AM610 km379 miles330 nmSouth S
NouakchottSun 6:36 AM730 km454 miles394 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakhlaSun 6:36 AM772 km480 miles417 nmEast-northeast ENE
RossoSun 6:36 AM824 km512 miles445 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 6:36 AM827 km514 miles446 nmSoutheast SE
ThièsSun 6:36 AM852 km530 miles460 nmSoutheast SE
ToubaSun 6:36 AM928 km577 miles501 nmSoutheast SE

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