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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: 6%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' South, Longitude: 16° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.97 meters/second, 1515.5 km/hour, 941.7 miles/hour or 818.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.70 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 25.8"941.44 miwest0° 05' 49.7"6.68 misouth941.19 mi
24 hours14° 43' 50.2"963.67 mieast1° 40' 08.6"114.82 misouth965.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 2:46 PM1214 km754 miles655 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeWed 11:46 AM2304 km1432 miles1244 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 11:46 AM2423 km1506 miles1308 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroWed 11:46 AM2786 km1731 miles1504 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaWed 2:46 PM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaWed 11:46 AM2916 km1812 miles1575 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanWed 2:46 PM3026 km1880 miles1634 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 2:46 PM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroWed 2:46 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São PauloWed 11:46 AM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmWest-southwest WSW
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