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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 02:20:00 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: 72%

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 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 59' North, Longitude: 23° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.51 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"956.03 miwest0° 05' 54.3"6.77 minorth955.78 mi
24 hours11° 23' 36.3"749.73 mieast1° 58' 01.9"135.30 minorth757.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FadaThu 3:20 AM263 km163 miles142 nmWest-southwest WSW
Al-FashirThu 5:20 AM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Faya-LargeauThu 3:20 AM510 km317 miles276 nmWest W
AbéchéThu 3:20 AM565 km351 miles305 nmSouthwest SW
MongoThu 3:20 AM852 km529 miles460 nmSouthwest SW
Al-UbayyidThu 5:20 AM859 km534 miles464 nmSoutheast SE
MoussoroThu 3:20 AM929 km577 miles502 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumThu 5:20 AM955 km594 miles516 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdjamenaThu 3:20 AM1153 km716 miles622 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairoThu 4:20 AM1529 km950 miles825 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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