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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: 62%
Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 13, 2013 at 17:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 08' South
Longitude: 24° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.28 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.71 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.5"942.17 miwest0° 02' 59.5"3.43 minorth942.32 mi
24 hours13° 57' 32.8"912.38 mieast1° 46' 09.8"121.70 minorth925.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FrancistownFri 7:08 PM397 km247 miles215 nmSoutheast SE
BulawayoFri 7:08 PM455 km283 miles246 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rundu *Fri 7:08 PM506 km314 miles273 nmWest-northwest WNW
LusakaFri 7:08 PM584 km363 miles315 nmNortheast NE
MolepololeFri 7:08 PM596 km370 miles322 nmSouth S
GaboroneFri 7:08 PM631 km392 miles341 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HarareFri 7:08 PM719 km446 miles388 nmEast E
RustenburgFri 7:08 PM781 km485 miles422 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KitweFri 7:08 PM811 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PretoriaFri 7:08 PM831 km516 miles448 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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