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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: 40%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' North, Longitude: 15° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.33 meters/second, 1552.8 km/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.08 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"964.63 miwest0° 07' 23.0"8.46 misouth964.96 mi
24 hours11° 34' 34.6"769.28 mieast3° 19' 33.9"228.67 misouth808.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RossoTue 7:44 AM45 km28 miles24 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-LouisTue 7:44 AM93 km58 miles50 nmWest W
ToubaTue 7:44 AM143 km89 miles77 nmSouth S
ThièsTue 7:44 AM203 km126 miles110 nmSouthwest SW
NouakchottTue 7:44 AM218 km136 miles118 nmNorth N
DakarTue 7:44 AM252 km156 miles136 nmSouthwest SW
FarafenniTue 7:44 AM284 km176 miles153 nmSouth S
BanjulTue 7:44 AM314 km195 miles170 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SerekundaTue 7:44 AM319 km198 miles172 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TambacoundaTue 7:44 AM337 km210 miles182 nmSoutheast SE

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