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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: 34%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 07:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 06' North, Longitude: 2° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.34 meters/second, 1516.8 km/hour, 942.5 miles/hour or 819.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"942.26 miwest0° 03' 46.2"4.32 misouth942.46 mi
24 hours11° 53' 44.6"772.89 mieast1° 57' 46.8"135.03 misouth789.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezMon 8:00 AM665 km413 miles359 nmEast-southeast ESE
NiameyMon 8:00 AM732 km455 miles395 nmSouth S
In SalahMon 8:00 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth N
MaradiMon 8:00 AM874 km543 miles472 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouMon 7:00 AM964 km599 miles520 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderMon 8:00 AM973 km604 miles525 nmSoutheast SE
KandiMon 8:00 AM994 km618 miles537 nmSouth S
KoudougouMon 7:00 AM1019 km633 miles550 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 8:00 AM1097 km681 miles592 nmSoutheast SE
AbujaMon 8:00 AM1305 km811 miles705 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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