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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: 51%

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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 05:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 52' North, Longitude: 9° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.83 meters/second, 1529.4 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.84 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.8"950.04 miwest0° 05' 01.3"5.76 misouth950.29 mi
24 hours11° 37' 47.4"761.32 mieast2° 25' 31.9"166.81 misouth784.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitMon 6:10 AM274 km171 miles148 nmWest W
AgadezMon 6:10 AM299 km186 miles161 nmSouthwest SW
ZinderMon 6:10 AM571 km355 miles308 nmSouth S
MaradiMon 6:10 AM670 km417 miles362 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 6:10 AM777 km483 miles419 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoussoroMon 6:10 AM904 km562 miles488 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaMon 6:10 AM925 km575 miles499 nmSoutheast SE
KadunaMon 6:10 AM964 km599 miles521 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Faya-LargeauMon 6:10 AM968 km602 miles523 nmEast E
NiameyMon 6:10 AM1030 km640 miles556 nmSouthwest SW

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