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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: 74%

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 Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 20:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 00' South, Longitude: 12° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.68 meters/second, 1536.1 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 25' 31.0"954.24 miwest0° 06' 19.5"7.25 minorth954.54 mi
24 hours13° 37' 06.4"900.89 mieast3° 00' 44.7"207.12 minorth931.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 8:40 PM747 km464 miles403 nmEast E
MonroviaSat 8:40 PM2587 km1608 miles1397 nmNorth N
RecifeSat 5:40 PM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanSat 8:40 PM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 8:40 PM2756 km1713 miles1488 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 8:40 PM2820 km1752 miles1523 nmNorth N
AccraSat 8:40 PM2844 km1767 miles1536 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSat 8:40 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySat 8:40 PM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmNorth N
LuandaSat 9:40 PM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmEast-northeast ENE

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