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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: 98%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 21:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 23' North, Longitude: 52° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.36 meters/second, 1617.7 km/hour, 1005.2 miles/hour or 873.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 35.6"1005.17 miwest0° 11' 33.2"13.23 minorth1005.18 mi
24 hours10° 54' 12.1"753.60 mieast4° 29' 29.2"308.64 minorth812.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalkayoSun 12:18 AM780 km484 miles421 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaSun 1:18 AM823 km512 miles445 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MogadishuSun 12:18 AM846 km525 miles457 nmWest W
AdenSun 12:18 AM1449 km901 miles783 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiSun 12:18 AM1485 km922 miles802 nmNorthwest NW
SanaSun 12:18 AM1725 km1072 miles931 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Addis AbabaSun 12:18 AM1733 km1077 miles936 nmWest-northwest WNW
Dar es SalaamSun 12:18 AM1826 km1134 miles986 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiSun 12:18 AM1838 km1142 miles993 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniSun 12:18 AM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmSouthwest SW
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