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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 Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 21:18:00 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: 98%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 21:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 22' North, Longitude: 53° 12' 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
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 35.4"1005.10 miwest0° 11' 33.3"13.23 minorth1005.12 mi
24 hours10° 54' 12.3"753.55 mieast4° 29' 30.1"308.64 minorth812.47 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 AM804 km499 miles434 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaSun 1:18 AM813 km505 miles439 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MogadishuSun 12:18 AM876 km544 miles473 nmWest W
AdenSun 12:18 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiSun 12:18 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmNorthwest NW
SanaSun 12:18 AM1742 km1082 miles940 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaSun 12:18 AM1760 km1094 miles950 nmWest-northwest WNW
Dar es SalaamSun 12:18 AM1850 km1150 miles999 nmWest-southwest WSW
NairobiSun 12:18 AM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniSun 12:18 AM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmSouthwest SW

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