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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 52' North, Longitude: 26° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.13 meters/second, 1613.3 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 53.8"1002.33 miwest0° 12' 34.4"14.40 misouth1002.49 mi
24 hours12° 10' 27.0"841.65 mieast5° 04' 57.9"349.23 misouth911.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KisanganiSat 11:28 AM185 km115 miles100 nmSouthwest SW
YambioSat 12:28 PM387 km240 miles209 nmNortheast NE
OboSat 10:28 AM392 km243 miles211 nmNorth N
GomaSat 11:28 AM516 km320 miles278 nmSoutheast SE
RuhengeriSat 11:28 AM536 km333 miles289 nmSoutheast SE
BukavuSat 11:28 AM568 km353 miles307 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbararaSat 12:28 PM569 km353 miles307 nmEast-southeast ESE
GitaramaSat 11:28 AM590 km367 miles319 nmSoutheast SE
KigaliSat 11:28 AM604 km375 miles326 nmSoutheast SE
ButareSat 11:28 AM633 km393 miles342 nmSoutheast SE

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