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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 01:08:00 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 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 15° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.51 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.64 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.8"938.10 miwest0° 00' 38.6"0.74 minorth938.06 mi
24 hours11° 39' 51.5"754.00 mieast0° 11' 18.5"12.97 misouth754.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BardaïFri 2:08 AM199 km124 miles108 nmEast-northeast ENE
Faya-LargeauFri 2:08 AM527 km328 miles285 nmSoutheast SE
FadaFri 2:08 AM790 km491 miles427 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroFri 2:08 AM813 km505 miles439 nmSouth S
ArlitFri 2:08 AM848 km527 miles458 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezFri 2:08 AM870 km541 miles470 nmWest-southwest WSW
NdjamenaFri 2:08 AM971 km603 miles524 nmSouth S
AbéchéFri 2:08 AM986 km612 miles532 nmSoutheast SE
ZinderFri 2:08 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmSouthwest SW
KanoFri 2:08 AM1212 km753 miles654 nmSouthwest SW

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