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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 01:10:00 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 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 14° 41' 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"938.09 miwest0° 00' 38.4"0.74 minorth938.06 mi
24 hours11° 39' 51.5"753.99 mieast0° 11' 23.2"13.06 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 2:10 AM248 km154 miles134 nmEast-northeast ENE
Faya-LargeauFri 2:10 AM568 km353 miles307 nmSoutheast SE
SabhaFri 3:10 AM682 km424 miles368 nmNorth N
ArlitFri 2:10 AM799 km497 miles432 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoussoroFri 2:10 AM824 km512 miles445 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AgadezFri 2:10 AM827 km514 miles446 nmWest-southwest WSW
FadaFri 2:10 AM834 km518 miles450 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdjamenaFri 2:10 AM972 km604 miles525 nmSouth S
ZinderFri 2:10 AM989 km614 miles534 nmSouthwest SW
AbéchéFri 2:10 AM1018 km632 miles550 nmSoutheast SE

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