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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: 61%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 01' South, Longitude: 13° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.34 meters/second, 1520.4 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"15.75 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 26' 29.1"944.57 miwest0° 05' 41.9"6.53 minorth944.86 mi
24 hours13° 05' 54.8"856.78 mieast2° 45' 26.7"189.64 minorth884.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 7:40 PM888 km552 miles480 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSun 4:40 PM2612 km1623 miles1410 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 7:40 PM2816 km1750 miles1521 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 7:40 PM2883 km1791 miles1557 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 7:40 PM2994 km1860 miles1617 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 7:40 PM3042 km1890 miles1642 nmNorth N
São ToméSun 7:40 PM3072 km1909 miles1659 nmNortheast NE
AccraSun 7:40 PM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSun 8:40 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de JaneiroSun 4:40 PM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmWest-southwest WSW
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