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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: 96%
Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 12' North
Longitude: 12° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.49 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.8 miles/hour or 819.3 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' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.5"942.59 miwest0° 02' 50.0"3.25 minorth942.45 mi
24 hours11° 37' 34.9"754.96 mieast0° 41' 45.4"47.88 minorth754.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NouakchottThu 2:14 AM417 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouThu 2:14 AM459 km285 miles248 nmWest W
DakhlaThu 2:14 AM512 km318 miles276 nmNorthwest NW
RossoThu 2:14 AM523 km325 miles283 nmSouthwest SW
ToubaThu 2:14 AM680 km422 miles367 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SmaraThu 2:14 AM732 km455 miles396 nmNorth N
ThièsThu 2:14 AM747 km464 miles403 nmSouthwest SW
El AaiúnThu 2:14 AM772 km480 miles417 nmNorth N
DakarThu 2:14 AM791 km492 miles427 nmSouthwest SW
FarafenniThu 2:14 AM795 km494 miles429 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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