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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: 20%
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 10:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 17' North
Longitude: 32° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.20 meters/second, 1599.1 km/hour, 993.7 miles/hour or 863.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.56 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"993.58 miwest0° 11' 01.5"12.63 misouth993.89 mi
24 hours11° 44' 32.0"803.82 mieast4° 38' 18.8"318.76 misouth868.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 9:28 AM1193 km741 miles644 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaThu 7:28 AM1511 km939 miles816 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarThu 10:28 AM1753 km1089 miles946 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 10:28 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 7:28 AM1837 km1142 miles992 nmSouth S
BissauThu 10:28 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 10:28 AM2032 km1262 miles1097 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 10:28 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownThu 10:28 AM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmEast E
BelémThu 7:28 AM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmWest-southwest WSW
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