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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: 62%

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 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 29° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.65 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"15.76 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.4"945.19 miwest0° 05' 49.4"6.68 minorth945.49 mi
24 hours13° 04' 04.2"855.27 mieast2° 48' 09.0"192.73 minorth883.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 5:48 PM1137 km707 miles614 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeSun 5:48 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroSun 5:48 PM1462 km908 miles789 nmWest-southwest WSW
São PauloSun 5:48 PM1820 km1131 miles983 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 5:48 PM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaSun 5:48 PM1951 km1212 miles1053 nmWest W
JamestownSun 8:48 PM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmEast E
BelémSun 5:48 PM2807 km1744 miles1516 nmNorthwest NW
AsuncionSun 4:48 PM2951 km1834 miles1594 nmWest-southwest WSW
MontevideoSun 5:48 PM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmSouthwest SW

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