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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: 98%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 28, 2012 at 21:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 56' North, Longitude: 22° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.75 meters/second, 1619.1 km/hour, 1006.1 miles/hour or 874.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.77 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 32' 43.3"1005.98 miwest0° 11' 27.2"13.12 minorth1006.04 mi
24 hours10° 51' 33.7"751.05 mieast4° 29' 37.0"308.76 minorth810.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KisanganiFri 11:18 PM264 km164 miles143 nmEast E
MbandakaFri 10:18 PM521 km324 miles282 nmWest W
ImpfondoFri 10:18 PM539 km335 miles291 nmWest W
BambariFri 10:18 PM587 km364 miles317 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BanguiFri 10:18 PM611 km379 miles330 nmNorthwest NW
BimboFri 10:18 PM617 km383 miles333 nmNorthwest NW
BriaFri 10:18 PM627 km389 miles338 nmNorth N
OboFri 10:18 PM637 km396 miles344 nmNortheast NE
YambioSat 12:18 AM735 km457 miles397 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mbuji-MayiFri 11:18 PM784 km487 miles423 nmSouth S

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