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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 Friday, November 2, 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: 91%

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 Friday, November 2, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' North, Longitude: 26° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.54 meters/second, 1510.3 km/hour, 938.5 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.64 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.9"938.16 miwest0° 00' 43.3"0.83 minorth938.12 mi
24 hours11° 39' 52.3"754.06 mieast0° 09' 26.8"10.83 misouth754.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KufraFri 2:20 AM514 km319 miles277 nmNorthwest NW
Kharga OasisFri 2:20 AM637 km396 miles344 nmNortheast NE
FadaFri 1:20 AM682 km424 miles368 nmSouthwest SW
LuxorFri 2:20 AM803 km499 miles434 nmNortheast NE
Al-FashirFri 3:20 AM816 km507 miles441 nmSouth S
KhartoumFri 3:20 AM843 km524 miles455 nmSoutheast SE
Faya-LargeauFri 1:20 AM869 km540 miles469 nmWest-southwest WSW
Al-UbayyidFri 3:20 AM926 km575 miles500 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbéchéFri 1:20 AM1002 km623 miles541 nmSouthwest SW
HurghadaFri 2:20 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmNortheast NE
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