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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: 100%

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 30, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 18' North, Longitude: 36° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.21 meters/second, 1610.0 km/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 56.0"1000.35 miwest0° 10' 45.0"12.31 minorth1000.25 mi
24 hours10° 50' 57.1"745.98 mieast4° 06' 37.0"282.49 minorth794.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSat 11:08 PM1128 km701 miles609 nmSouth S
BelémSat 11:08 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSat 11:08 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmSouth S
CayenneSat 11:08 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmWest W
PraiaSun 1:08 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboSat 11:08 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 11:08 PM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmSouth S
DakarSun 2:08 AM2318 km1441 miles1252 nmEast-northeast ENE
GeorgetownSat 10:08 PM2355 km1464 miles1272 nmWest W
BanjulSun 2:08 AM2360 km1467 miles1274 nmEast-northeast ENE
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