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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: 95%
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 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 12' North
Longitude: 14° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.47 meters/second, 1517.3 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"15.71 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.5"942.56 miwest0° 02' 49.4"3.24 minorth942.42 mi
24 hours11° 37' 36.2"754.96 mieast0° 41' 31.6"47.62 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 2:20 AM303 km188 miles164 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouThu 2:20 AM312 km194 miles168 nmWest-northwest WNW
TidjikjaThu 2:20 AM339 km211 miles183 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakhlaThu 2:20 AM428 km266 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RossoThu 2:20 AM444 km276 miles240 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-LouisThu 2:20 AM525 km326 miles283 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToubaThu 2:20 AM618 km384 miles334 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cape BojadorThu 2:20 AM657 km408 miles355 nmNorth N
ThièsThu 2:20 AM667 km414 miles360 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarThu 2:20 AM704 km437 miles380 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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