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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: 53%

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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 05:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 07' North, Longitude: 2° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.77 meters/second, 1507.6 km/hour, 936.8 miles/hour or 814.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.61 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.5"936.43 miwest0° 01' 11.4"1.37 minorth936.37 mi
24 hours11° 47' 42.2"761.24 mieast0° 01' 03.2"1.21 minorth761.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OuahigouyaSat 5:46 AM836 km520 miles452 nmSouth S
DoriSat 5:46 AM842 km523 miles454 nmSouth-southeast SSE
In SalahSat 6:46 AM867 km539 miles468 nmNortheast NE
TindoufSat 6:46 AM898 km558 miles485 nmNorthwest NW
OuagadougouSat 5:46 AM979 km608 miles529 nmSouth S
KoudougouSat 5:46 AM983 km611 miles531 nmSouth S
NiameySat 6:46 AM996 km619 miles538 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KoutialaSat 5:46 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BamakoSat 5:46 AM1083 km673 miles585 nmSouth-southwest SSW
El Aaiún *Sat 6:46 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmNorthwest NW
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