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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: 21%
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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 42' North
Longitude: 1° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.74 meters/second, 1597.4 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.1"992.53 miwest0° 10' 53.6"12.48 misouth992.85 mi
24 hours11° 43' 21.8"801.61 mieast4° 35' 41.5"315.77 misouth865.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SokodéThu 8:10 AM33 km20 miles18 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KaraThu 8:10 AM93 km58 miles50 nmNorth N
ParakouThu 9:10 AM168 km104 miles91 nmEast-northeast ENE
TamaleThu 8:10 AM242 km150 miles130 nmWest-northwest WNW
LomeThu 8:10 AM285 km177 miles154 nmSouth S
AbeokutaThu 9:10 AM289 km179 miles156 nmSoutheast SE
CotonouThu 9:10 AM290 km180 miles157 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Porto NovoThu 9:10 AM298 km185 miles161 nmSoutheast SE
IbadanThu 9:10 AM329 km204 miles177 nmEast-southeast ESE
LagosThu 9:10 AM340 km211 miles184 nmSoutheast SE
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