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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 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 04' North, Longitude: 5° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.27 meters/second, 1559.8 km/hour, 969.2 miles/hour or 842.2 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' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 30' 24.6"968.98 miwest0° 08' 24.9"9.64 misouth969.35 mi
24 hours11° 49' 15.9"789.64 mieast3° 43' 57.6"256.60 misouth836.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SokotoWed 9:28 AM223 km138 miles120 nmSouth S
MaradiWed 9:28 AM256 km159 miles138 nmSoutheast SE
AgadezWed 9:28 AM351 km218 miles189 nmNortheast NE
NiameyWed 9:28 AM391 km243 miles211 nmWest-southwest WSW
ZinderWed 9:28 AM415 km258 miles224 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArlitWed 9:28 AM460 km286 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KanoWed 9:28 AM481 km299 miles260 nmSoutheast SE
KandiWed 9:28 AM509 km316 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZariaWed 9:28 AM511 km318 miles276 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KadunaWed 9:28 AM551 km343 miles298 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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