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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 03:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 34' North, Longitude: 36° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.93 meters/second, 1616.1 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 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' 41.4"1004.14 miwest0° 11' 24.2"13.06 minorth1004.12 mi
24 hours10° 52' 54.3"751.25 mieast4° 24' 32.2"302.96 minorth807.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSun 12:28 AM833 km518 miles450 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaSun 1:28 AM956 km594 miles516 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeSun 12:28 AM1306 km811 miles705 nmSouth S
BelémSun 12:28 AM1417 km881 miles765 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneSun 12:28 AM1736 km1078 miles937 nmWest W
SalvadorSun 12:28 AM1838 km1142 miles992 nmSouth S
PraiaSun 2:28 AM1920 km1193 miles1037 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboSun 12:28 AM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmWest W
GeorgetownSat 11:28 PM2400 km1491 miles1296 nmWest W
DakarSun 3:28 AM2451 km1523 miles1323 nmEast-northeast ENE

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