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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: 95%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:31 AM
Next phaseFull MoonTuesday, July 3, 2012 at 6:52 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: 22° 01' 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' 31.2"0.60 misouth924.11 mi
24 hours14° 55' 01.7"958.89 mieast0° 31' 00.3"35.55 minorth961.25 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 PM1832 km1138 miles989 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorSun 8:44 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 8:44 PM2040 km1268 miles1102 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSun 8:44 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmWest W
São PauloSun 8:44 PM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 8:44 PM2672 km1660 miles1443 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaSun 8:44 PM2800 km1740 miles1512 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 11:44 PM3330 km2069 miles1798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 11:44 PM3472 km2158 miles1875 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 11:44 PM3568 km2217 miles1926 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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