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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: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 12° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.12 meters/second, 1501.6 km/hour, 933.1 miles/hour or 810.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.55 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.7"932.79 miwest0° 02' 37.1"3.00 minorth932.93 mi
24 hours13° 43' 23.1"887.85 mieast1° 37' 56.2"112.28 minorth899.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 6:40 PM912 km567 miles492 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSat 6:40 PM3000 km1864 miles1620 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 6:40 PM3035 km1886 miles1639 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSat 7:40 PM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 8:40 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmEast E
São ToméSat 6:40 PM3150 km1957 miles1701 nmNortheast NE
Rio de JaneiroSat 3:40 PM3153 km1959 miles1702 nmWest W
YamoussoukroSat 6:40 PM3155 km1960 miles1704 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSat 6:40 PM3213 km1997 miles1735 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 6:40 PM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmNorth N

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