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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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:18:00 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: 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
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
NakfaThu 4:18 AM142 km88 miles77 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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
MendeferaThu 4:18 AM331 km206 miles179 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
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