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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: 72%

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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 59' North, Longitude: 23° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.50 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.2"956.08 miwest0° 05' 54.2"6.77 minorth955.84 mi
24 hours11° 23' 36.9"749.79 mieast1° 57' 59.5"135.27 minorth757.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al-FashirThu 5:20 AM516 km320 miles278 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Al-UbayyidThu 5:20 AM882 km548 miles476 nmSoutheast SE
KhartoumThu 5:20 AM983 km611 miles531 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdjamenaThu 3:20 AM1129 km702 miles610 nmSouthwest SW
CairoThu 4:20 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlexandriaThu 4:20 AM1598 km993 miles863 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanguiThu 3:20 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AsmaraThu 5:20 AM1657 km1029 miles894 nmEast E
JubaThu 5:20 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MakkahThu 5:20 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmEast-northeast ENE

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