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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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 19:06:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 43' South, Longitude: 18° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.18 meters/second, 1501.9 km/hour, 933.2 miles/hour or 810.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.55 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 25' 06.7"932.92 miwest0° 02' 40.5"3.07 minorth933.06 mi
24 hours13° 42' 50.3"887.36 mieast1° 39' 10.2"113.70 minorth899.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 7:06 PM1471 km914 miles794 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSat 4:06 PM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 4:06 PM2273 km1413 miles1227 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroSat 4:06 PM2540 km1578 miles1372 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 4:06 PM2857 km1775 miles1543 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSat 4:06 PM2894 km1798 miles1563 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSat 7:06 PM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrasiliaSat 4:06 PM3129 km1944 miles1690 nmWest W
FreetownSat 7:06 PM3285 km2041 miles1774 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 7:06 PM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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