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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 9%

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 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 20' North, Longitude: 17° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.94 meters/second, 1583.8 km/hour, 984.1 miles/hour or 855.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.40 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.7"983.95 miwest0° 10' 15.9"11.76 misouth984.32 mi
24 hours11° 49' 53.8"802.48 mieast4° 23' 43.4"302.07 misouth862.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MongoThu 9:28 AM189 km118 miles102 nmEast-northeast ENE
NdjamenaThu 9:28 AM247 km154 miles134 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoussoroThu 9:28 AM266 km165 miles144 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SarhThu 9:28 AM276 km171 miles149 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MarouaThu 9:28 AM322 km200 miles174 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoundouThu 9:28 AM330 km205 miles178 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaiduguriThu 9:28 AM443 km275 miles239 nmWest W
GarouaThu 9:28 AM472 km293 miles255 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbéchéThu 9:28 AM483 km300 miles261 nmNortheast NE
Kaga-BandoroThu 9:28 AM527 km328 miles285 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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