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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 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 20:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 59' South, Longitude: 14° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.72 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.6 miles/hour or 829.5 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' 31.4"954.33 miwest0° 06' 20.5"7.27 minorth954.62 mi
24 hours13° 36' 58.1"900.81 mieast3° 01' 06.2"207.54 minorth931.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 8:50 PM973 km604 miles525 nmEast E
RecifeSat 5:50 PM2395 km1488 miles1293 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 5:50 PM2588 km1608 miles1398 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 8:50 PM2614 km1624 miles1412 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 8:50 PM2736 km1700 miles1477 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 8:50 PM2823 km1754 miles1524 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSat 8:50 PM2833 km1760 miles1529 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 8:50 PM2933 km1822 miles1584 nmNorth N
AccraSat 8:50 PM2962 km1841 miles1600 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 5:50 PM2986 km1855 miles1612 nmWest-northwest WNW

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