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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: 16%

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 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 07' North, Longitude: 9° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.19 meters/second, 1559.5 km/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.15 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 30' 24.6"968.80 miwest0° 08' 23.4"9.61 misouth969.17 mi
24 hours11° 49' 16.8"789.51 mieast3° 43' 26.1"256.00 misouth836.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ZinderWed 9:10 AM152 km95 miles82 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AgadezWed 9:10 AM259 km161 miles140 nmNorthwest NW
MaradiWed 9:10 AM309 km192 miles167 nmSouthwest SW
KanoWed 9:10 AM358 km223 miles194 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArlitWed 9:10 AM458 km284 miles247 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ZariaWed 9:10 AM486 km302 miles263 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SokotoWed 9:10 AM508 km315 miles274 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaiduguriWed 9:10 AM541 km336 miles292 nmSoutheast SE
KadunaWed 9:10 AM552 km343 miles298 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaWed 9:10 AM692 km430 miles373 nmEast-southeast ESE

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