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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 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 28° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.71 meters/second, 1518.1 km/hour, 943.3 miles/hour or 819.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.08 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"943.02 miwest0° 03' 59.1"4.57 misouth943.23 mi
24 hours11° 53' 38.3"773.40 mieast2° 02' 52.1"140.85 misouth790.87 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 8:10 AM529 km329 miles286 nmSoutheast SE
PraiaMon 8:10 AM793 km493 miles428 nmSoutheast SE
DakarMon 9:10 AM1344 km835 miles725 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottMon 9:10 AM1367 km849 miles738 nmEast E
BanjulMon 9:10 AM1490 km926 miles805 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauMon 9:10 AM1675 km1041 miles905 nmEast-southeast ESE
El Aaiún *Mon 10:10 AM1779 km1106 miles961 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ponta Delgada *Mon 9:10 AM1993 km1239 miles1076 nmNorth N
ConakryMon 9:10 AM1993 km1239 miles1076 nmEast-southeast ESE
Angra do Heroísmo *Mon 9:10 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth N

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