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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: 97%

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 Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 20' North, Longitude: 19° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.03 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 40.5"1004.35 miwest0° 11' 26.0"13.09 minorth1004.34 mi
24 hours10° 53' 06.5"751.66 mieast4° 25' 31.6"304.09 minorth808.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownSun 2:18 AM922 km573 miles498 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySun 2:18 AM958 km595 miles517 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSun 2:18 AM1049 km652 miles567 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 2:18 AM1050 km653 miles567 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulSun 2:18 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarSun 2:18 AM1280 km795 miles691 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaSun 1:18 AM1345 km835 miles726 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroSun 2:18 AM1654 km1028 miles893 nmEast-northeast ENE
BamakoSun 2:18 AM1657 km1030 miles895 nmNortheast NE
NouakchottSun 2:18 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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