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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: 24%

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 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 55' North, Longitude: 16° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.91 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.92 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.2"954.70 miwest0° 06' 19.5"7.25 misouth955.01 mi
24 hours11° 51' 25.6"780.48 mieast2° 57' 00.0"202.85 misouth812.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NouakchottTue 9:10 AM73 km45 miles40 nmEast-northeast ENE
RossoTue 9:10 AM180 km112 miles97 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-LouisTue 9:10 AM210 km131 miles114 nmSouth S
NouadhibouTue 9:10 AM337 km209 miles182 nmNorth N
ThièsTue 9:10 AM347 km216 miles187 nmSouth S
ToubaTue 9:10 AM348 km216 miles188 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DakarTue 9:10 AM369 km229 miles199 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FarafenniTue 9:10 AM494 km307 miles267 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BanjulTue 9:10 AM495 km308 miles267 nmSouth S
SerekundaTue 9:10 AM496 km308 miles268 nmSouth S

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