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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 05:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 49' North, Longitude: 1° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.96 meters/second, 1529.8 km/hour, 950.6 miles/hour or 826.1 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' 51.0"950.32 miwest0° 05' 04.7"5.82 misouth950.58 mi
24 hours11° 37' 41.6"761.44 mieast2° 26' 49.2"168.28 misouth784.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DoriMon 5:46 AM549 km341 miles296 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NiameyMon 6:46 AM594 km369 miles321 nmSouth S
ArlitMon 6:46 AM644 km400 miles348 nmEast E
OuahigouyaMon 5:46 AM703 km437 miles379 nmSouthwest SW
AgadezMon 6:46 AM739 km459 miles399 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fada N'gourmaMon 5:46 AM754 km469 miles407 nmSouth S
OuagadougouMon 5:46 AM775 km482 miles419 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KoudougouMon 5:46 AM826 km513 miles446 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaradiMon 6:46 AM857 km533 miles463 nmSoutheast SE
KandiMon 6:46 AM870 km540 miles470 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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