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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 MoonThursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 16:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 41' South
Longitude: 24° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.94 meters/second, 1511.8 km/hour, 939.4 miles/hour or 816.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.66 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 25' 01.8"939.15 miwest0° 00' 15.0"0.29 misouth939.14 mi
24 hours14° 02' 02.6"914.21 mieast0° 29' 51.1"34.23 minorth916.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FrancistownThu 6:08 PM331 km206 miles179 nmEast-southeast ESE
BulawayoThu 6:08 PM403 km251 miles218 nmEast E
MolepololeThu 6:08 PM529 km329 miles286 nmSouth S
Rundu *Thu 6:08 PM562 km349 miles303 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneThu 6:08 PM564 km350 miles304 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LusakaThu 6:08 PM601 km374 miles325 nmNortheast NE
HarareThu 6:08 PM693 km431 miles374 nmEast-northeast ENE
RustenburgThu 6:08 PM710 km441 miles384 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PretoriaThu 6:08 PM759 km471 miles410 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JohannesburgThu 6:08 PM797 km495 miles431 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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