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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: 59%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 32' South, Longitude: 71° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.84 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.69 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.09 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 26' 07.0"941.12 miwest0° 05' 01.5"5.76 minorth941.38 mi
24 hours13° 15' 19.5"864.24 mieast2° 30' 55.5"173.00 minorth887.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 7:48 PM1355 km842 miles732 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 5:48 PM1443 km897 miles779 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 5:48 PM1658 km1031 miles896 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSun 6:48 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VictoriaSun 5:48 PM2380 km1479 miles1285 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSun 4:48 PM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmWest W
MaleSun 6:48 PM2634 km1636 miles1422 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 7:18 PM3072 km1909 miles1659 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniSun 4:48 PM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 6:48 PM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmSouth S

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