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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: 50%

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 06:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 44' North, Longitude: 15° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.20 meters/second, 1530.7 km/hour, 951.2 miles/hour or 826.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.5"950.87 miwest0° 05' 10.9"5.94 misouth951.13 mi
24 hours11° 37' 30.9"761.68 mieast2° 29' 14.7"171.06 misouth785.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NouakchottMon 6:54 AM111 km69 miles60 nmSouthwest SW
RossoMon 6:54 AM254 km158 miles137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouadhibouMon 6:54 AM314 km195 miles169 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-LouisMon 6:54 AM331 km206 miles179 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TidjikjaMon 6:54 AM395 km245 miles213 nmEast E
ToubaMon 6:54 AM434 km270 miles234 nmSouth S
ThièsMon 6:54 AM474 km294 miles256 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarMon 6:54 AM510 km317 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakhlaMon 6:54 AM556 km345 miles300 nmNorth N
TambacoundaMon 6:54 AM572 km355 miles309 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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