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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 23:44:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 95%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:32 AM
Next phaseFull MoonTuesday, July 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 23:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 21° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.27 meters/second, 1487.8 km/hour, 924.5 miles/hour or 803.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.41 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.41 mi
1 hour14° 22' 33.4"924.13 miwest0° 00' 31.5"0.60 misouth924.11 mi
24 hours14° 55' 02.2"958.90 mieast0° 30' 56.2"35.47 minorth961.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 11:44 PM1805 km1122 miles975 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorSun 8:44 PM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 8:44 PM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSun 8:44 PM2210 km1373 miles1194 nmWest W
São PauloSun 8:44 PM2563 km1593 miles1384 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 8:44 PM2691 km1672 miles1453 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaSun 8:44 PM2827 km1757 miles1527 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 11:44 PM3320 km2063 miles1792 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 11:44 PM3464 km2153 miles1871 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSun 11:44 PM3559 km2211 miles1922 nmNortheast NE

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