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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: 99%
Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, May 6, 2012 at 3:35 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 23:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 27' South
Longitude: 14° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.51 meters/second, 1499.4 km/hour, 931.7 miles/hour or 809.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.1"15.53 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 22' 09.9"931.44 miwest0° 04' 52.3"5.59 misouth931.21 mi
24 hours15° 10' 36.5"983.74 mieast1° 12' 28.5"83.11 misouth983.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SwakopmundMon 12:44 AM250 km155 miles135 nmSouth S
Walvis BayMon 12:44 AM281 km174 miles151 nmSouth S
WindhoekMon 12:44 AM325 km202 miles176 nmSoutheast SE
RunduMon 12:44 AM582 km361 miles314 nmEast-northeast ENE
LubangoMon 12:44 AM631 km392 miles341 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MenongueMon 12:44 AM705 km438 miles381 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HuamboMon 12:44 AM854 km531 miles461 nmNorth N
GaboroneMon 1:44 AM1222 km759 miles660 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaMon 12:44 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmNorth N
RustenburgMon 1:44 AM1387 km862 miles749 nmEast-southeast ESE
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