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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 19:40:00 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 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 42' South, Longitude: 26° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.26 meters/second, 1502.1 km/hour, 933.4 miles/hour or 811.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.56 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 25' 08.4"933.10 miwest0° 02' 44.9"3.15 minorth933.25 mi
24 hours13° 42' 05.1"886.69 mieast1° 40' 51.0"115.62 minorth898.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 4:40 PM1503 km934 miles812 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 4:40 PM1638 km1018 miles885 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroSat 4:40 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmWest-southwest WSW
São PauloSat 4:40 PM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 4:40 PM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaSat 4:40 PM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmWest W
JamestownSat 7:40 PM2296 km1427 miles1240 nmEast E
BelémSat 4:40 PM3170 km1970 miles1711 nmNorthwest NW
AsuncionSat 3:40 PM3188 km1981 miles1721 nmWest-southwest WSW
MontevideoSat 4:40 PM3271 km2032 miles1766 nmSouthwest SW

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