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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 Friday, August 17, 2012 at 14:28:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 17, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 43' North, Longitude: 38° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.56 meters/second, 1596.8 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.54 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 35.2"992.08 miwest0° 11' 17.6"12.94 misouth992.41 mi
24 hours11° 45' 42.0"804.20 mieast4° 43' 34.8"324.78 misouth871.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaFri 11:28 AM1379 km857 miles744 nmSouth S
BelémFri 11:28 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneFri 11:28 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaFri 1:28 PM1761 km1095 miles951 nmEast-northeast ENE
ParamariboFri 11:28 AM1877 km1166 miles1014 nmWest W
RecifeFri 11:28 AM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownFri 10:28 AM2188 km1360 miles1181 nmWest W
BridgetownFri 10:28 AM2367 km1471 miles1278 nmWest-northwest WNW
DakarFri 2:28 PM2379 km1478 miles1285 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmSouth S

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