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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 Sunday, September 23, 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: 61%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 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° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.34 meters/second, 1520.4 km/hour, 944.7 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' 29.0"944.49 miwest0° 05' 41.8"6.53 minorth944.78 mi
24 hours13° 05' 56.5"856.74 mieast2° 45' 24.0"189.58 minorth884.04 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 PM862 km536 miles466 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSun 4:40 PM2638 km1639 miles1424 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 7:40 PM2814 km1748 miles1519 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 7:40 PM2872 km1785 miles1551 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 7:40 PM2986 km1855 miles1612 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 7:40 PM3042 km1890 miles1642 nmNorth N
São ToméSun 7:40 PM3051 km1896 miles1648 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSun 8:40 PM3062 km1903 miles1653 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraSun 7:40 PM3066 km1905 miles1656 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de JaneiroSun 4:40 PM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmWest-southwest WSW
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