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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: 33%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' North, Longitude: 11° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.50 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.3 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"942.56 miwest0° 03' 52.0"4.43 misouth942.77 mi
24 hours11° 53' 41.8"773.09 mieast2° 00' 05.2"137.66 misouth789.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaMon 8:00 AM166 km103 miles90 nmSouth S
NouakchottMon 8:00 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouadhibouMon 8:00 AM574 km356 miles310 nmWest W
RossoMon 8:00 AM590 km367 miles319 nmSouthwest SW
Dakhla *Mon 9:00 AM602 km374 miles325 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-LouisMon 8:00 AM682 km424 miles368 nmSouthwest SW
TambacoundaMon 8:00 AM728 km452 miles393 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToubaMon 8:00 AM730 km454 miles394 nmSouthwest SW
Cape Bojador *Mon 9:00 AM735 km457 miles397 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Smara *Mon 9:00 AM742 km461 miles401 nmNorth N

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