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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 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' North, Longitude: 38° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.77 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 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' 48.8"956.61 miwest0° 05' 59.5"6.87 minorth956.36 mi
24 hours11° 23' 01.2"749.53 mieast2° 00' 11.3"137.78 minorth757.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KerenThu 4:18 AM238 km148 miles128 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port SudanThu 4:18 AM264 km164 miles143 nmNorthwest NW
AsmaraThu 4:18 AM281 km175 miles152 nmSouth S
KassalaThu 4:18 AM381 km236 miles205 nmSouthwest SW
TeseneyThu 4:18 AM391 km243 miles211 nmSouthwest SW
JeddahThu 4:18 AM402 km250 miles217 nmNorth N
MakkahThu 4:18 AM405 km251 miles219 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Khamis MushaitThu 4:18 AM406 km252 miles219 nmEast E
Mek'eleThu 4:18 AM488 km303 miles264 nmSouth S
Al HudaydahThu 4:18 AM548 km340 miles296 nmSoutheast SE

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