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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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 13:26:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 43' South, Longitude: 25° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.27 meters/second, 1574.2 km/hour, 978.1 miles/hour or 850.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.30 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 26' 17.8"977.91 miwest0° 11' 08.2"12.76 misouth977.66 mi
24 hours13° 47' 39.9"934.31 mieast4° 04' 21.3"279.98 misouth967.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 10:26 AM1113 km692 miles601 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 10:26 AM1429 km888 miles771 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 10:26 AM1699 km1056 miles917 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownMon 1:26 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio de JaneiroMon 10:26 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmSouthwest SW
BrasiliaMon 10:26 AM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaMon 1:26 PM2568 km1596 miles1386 nmNortheast NE
São PauloMon 10:26 AM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownMon 1:26 PM2610 km1622 miles1409 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 1:26 PM2681 km1666 miles1448 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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