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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 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 26' South, Longitude: 54° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.13 meters/second, 1516.1 km/hour, 942.0 miles/hour or 818.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.70 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 26' 11.3"941.77 miwest0° 05' 09.6"5.92 minorth942.04 mi
24 hours13° 13' 28.4"862.75 mieast2° 33' 52.9"176.39 minorth886.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisSun 6:58 PM193 km120 miles104 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-PaulSun 6:58 PM196 km122 miles106 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-PierreSun 6:58 PM238 km148 miles129 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port LouisSun 6:58 PM332 km206 miles179 nmEast-southeast ESE
ToamasinaSun 5:58 PM548 km340 miles296 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoSun 5:58 PM728 km453 miles393 nmWest W
AntsirabeSun 5:58 PM776 km482 miles419 nmWest W
MoroniSun 5:58 PM1471 km914 miles794 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaSun 6:58 PM1642 km1020 miles887 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamSun 5:58 PM2151 km1337 miles1161 nmNorthwest NW

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