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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 1:59 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 08' North
Longitude: 15° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.72 meters/second, 1507.4 km/hour, 936.6 miles/hour or 813.9 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' 39.7"936.37 miwest0° 01' 06.3"1.27 minorth936.31 mi
24 hours11° 47' 58.1"761.49 mieast0° 00' 59.6"1.14 misouth761.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NouadhibouSat 6:36 AM185 km115 miles100 nmWest W
Dakhla *Sat 7:36 AM292 km181 miles158 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NouakchottSat 6:36 AM346 km215 miles187 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RossoSat 6:36 AM515 km320 miles278 nmSouth S
ToubaSat 6:36 AM697 km433 miles376 nmSouth S
El Aaiún *Sat 7:36 AM699 km434 miles377 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Smara *Sat 7:36 AM721 km448 miles389 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThièsSat 6:36 AM723 km449 miles390 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarSat 6:36 AM751 km467 miles406 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Las Palmas *Sat 7:36 AM776 km482 miles419 nmNorth N
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