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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 96%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 06' North, Longitude: 15° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.76 meters/second, 1518.3 km/hour, 943.4 miles/hour or 819.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.1"943.13 miwest0° 03' 00.7"3.45 minorth942.98 mi
24 hours11° 37' 08.3"754.88 mieast0° 46' 09.1"52.92 minorth754.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BardaïThu 1:20 AM237 km147 miles128 nmNortheast NE
Faya-LargeauThu 1:20 AM480 km298 miles259 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroThu 1:20 AM729 km453 miles394 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FadaThu 1:20 AM751 km467 miles406 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArlitThu 1:20 AM829 km515 miles448 nmWest W
AgadezThu 1:20 AM832 km517 miles449 nmWest-southwest WSW
NdjamenaThu 1:20 AM884 km550 miles478 nmSouth S
AbéchéThu 1:20 AM920 km572 miles497 nmSoutheast SE
MongoThu 1:20 AM954 km593 miles515 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZinderThu 1:20 AM957 km595 miles517 nmSouthwest SW
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