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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 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 02' North
Longitude: 27° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.55 meters/second, 1553.6 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.4"965.19 miwest0° 07' 27.1"8.54 misouth965.53 mi
24 hours11° 34' 31.8"769.68 mieast3° 21' 08.8"230.50 misouth809.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloTue 7:34 AM308 km192 miles167 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaTue 7:34 AM470 km292 miles254 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santa MariaTue 7:34 AM520 km323 miles281 nmEast E
DakarTue 8:34 AM1117 km694 miles603 nmEast E
BanjulTue 8:34 AM1235 km768 miles667 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottTue 8:34 AM1272 km790 miles687 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauTue 8:34 AM1392 km865 miles752 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakryTue 8:34 AM1684 km1047 miles910 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownTue 8:34 AM1784 km1108 miles963 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnTue 8:34 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmNortheast NE
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