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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: 73%

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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' North, Longitude: 40° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.80 meters/second, 1540.1 km/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 31' 48.9"956.68 miwest0° 06' 00.0"6.88 minorth956.44 mi
24 hours11° 22' 56.8"749.50 mieast2° 00' 27.9"138.10 minorth757.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Khamis MushaitThu 4:10 AM204 km127 miles110 nmEast-northeast ENE
KerenThu 4:10 AM346 km215 miles187 nmSouthwest SW
AsmaraThu 4:10 AM347 km216 miles188 nmSouthwest SW
MendeferaThu 4:10 AM396 km246 miles214 nmSouthwest SW
Al HudaydahThu 4:10 AM405 km252 miles219 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MakkahThu 4:10 AM411 km255 miles222 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port SudanThu 4:10 AM432 km268 miles233 nmWest-northwest WNW
JeddahThu 4:10 AM441 km274 miles238 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SanaThu 4:10 AM452 km281 miles244 nmSoutheast SE
Mek'eleThu 4:10 AM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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