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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: 26%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' South, Longitude: 14° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.30 meters/second, 1509.5 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.63 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.0"937.64 miwest0° 04' 38.0"5.31 misouth937.43 mi
24 hours14° 16' 01.6"928.49 mieast1° 12' 44.3"83.40 misouth928.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Swakopmund *Thu 4:48 PM318 km198 miles172 nmSouth S
Walvis Bay *Thu 4:48 PM349 km217 miles188 nmSouth S
Windhoek *Thu 4:48 PM384 km239 miles207 nmSoutheast SE
Rundu *Thu 4:48 PM560 km348 miles302 nmEast-northeast ENE
LubangoThu 3:48 PM561 km349 miles303 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MenongueThu 3:48 PM646 km401 miles349 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GhanziThu 4:48 PM739 km459 miles399 nmEast-southeast ESE
HuamboThu 3:48 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth N
MaunThu 4:48 PM898 km558 miles485 nmEast E
MonguThu 4:48 PM1014 km630 miles547 nmEast-northeast ENE

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