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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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 08' South, Longitude: 45° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.43 meters/second, 1617.9 km/hour, 1005.3 miles/hour or 873.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.4"1005.27 miwest0° 11' 48.5"13.52 minorth1005.39 mi
24 hours11° 01' 19.4"762.26 mieast4° 39' 47.3"320.40 minorth826.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São LuisSat 12:18 AM182 km113 miles98 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémSat 12:18 AM380 km236 miles205 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 12:18 AM779 km484 miles420 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneSat 12:18 AM1049 km652 miles566 nmNorthwest NW
ParamariboSat 12:18 AM1359 km845 miles734 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeSat 12:18 AM1368 km850 miles739 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSat 12:18 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSat 12:18 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmSouth S
ManausFri 11:18 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmWest W
GeorgetownFri 11:18 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmWest-northwest WNW
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