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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: 100%

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 30, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 20' North, Longitude: 39° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.19 meters/second, 1609.9 km/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 56.0"1000.22 miwest0° 10' 44.7"12.31 minorth1000.12 mi
24 hours10° 50' 58.7"745.91 mieast4° 06' 26.5"282.27 minorth794.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSat 11:18 PM1118 km695 miles604 nmSouth S
BelémSat 11:18 PM1336 km830 miles721 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneSat 11:18 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmWest W
RecifeSat 11:18 PM1670 km1037 miles902 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboSat 11:18 PM1758 km1092 miles949 nmWest W
PraiaSun 1:18 AM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmEast-northeast ENE
GeorgetownSat 10:18 PM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 11:18 PM2136 km1327 miles1154 nmSouth S
BridgetownSat 10:18 PM2350 km1461 miles1269 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainSat 10:18 PM2491 km1548 miles1345 nmWest-northwest WNW

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