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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: 64%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 23' South, Longitude: 11° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.10 meters/second, 1494.4 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 806.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 24' 34.8"928.30 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 minorth928.31 mi
24 hours14° 04' 42.5"906.98 mieast0° 43' 25.7"49.80 minorth910.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 7:40 PM840 km522 miles454 nmNortheast NE
WindhoekSat 8:40 PM2928 km1819 miles1581 nmEast E
LuandaSat 8:40 PM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanSat 7:40 PM3057 km1900 miles1651 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 7:40 PM3064 km1904 miles1654 nmNorth N
São ToméSat 7:40 PM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 7:40 PM3187 km1980 miles1721 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSat 7:40 PM3213 km1997 miles1735 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownSat 9:40 PM3226 km2004 miles1742 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio de JaneiroSat 4:40 PM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmWest W
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