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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 31, 2012 at 01:58:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 07' South, Longitude: 37° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.47 meters/second, 1607.3 km/hour, 998.7 miles/hour or 867.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.6"998.64 miwest0° 11' 38.2"13.33 minorth998.90 mi
24 hours11° 20' 08.8"779.66 mieast4° 42' 30.5"323.52 minorth846.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróThu 10:58 PM108 km67 miles58 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Campina GrandeThu 10:58 PM184 km114 miles99 nmSoutheast SE
NatalThu 10:58 PM202 km125 miles109 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 10:58 PM312 km194 miles169 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeThu 10:58 PM324 km202 miles175 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióThu 10:58 PM419 km260 miles226 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 11:58 PM568 km353 miles307 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorThu 10:58 PM775 km481 miles418 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémThu 10:58 PM1371 km852 miles740 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 10:58 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmSouthwest SW

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