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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: 12%

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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 37' North, Longitude: 22° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.71 meters/second, 1611.7 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.69 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 19.7"1001.43 miwest0° 12' 08.1"13.90 misouth1001.64 mi
24 hours12° 01' 55.9"830.68 mieast4° 58' 33.3"341.91 misouth899.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownFri 10:38 AM1190 km739 miles642 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryFri 10:38 AM1199 km745 miles648 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 10:38 AM1211 km753 miles654 nmNortheast NE
PraiaFri 9:38 AM1252 km778 miles676 nmNorth N
BanjulFri 10:38 AM1286 km799 miles695 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarFri 10:38 AM1358 km844 miles733 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaFri 10:38 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmEast-northeast ENE
NouakchottFri 10:38 AM1766 km1097 miles953 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeFri 7:38 AM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmSouthwest SW
BamakoFri 10:38 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmEast-northeast ENE
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