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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: 7%

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 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' South, Longitude: 28° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.75 meters/second, 1514.7 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.69 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 24.2"940.88 miwest0° 05' 42.8"6.55 misouth940.63 mi
24 hours14° 44' 09.2"963.48 mieast1° 37' 13.3"111.46 misouth965.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorWed 12:36 PM1246 km774 miles673 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeWed 12:36 PM1385 km861 miles748 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroWed 12:36 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmWest-southwest WSW
São PauloWed 12:36 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 12:36 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaWed 12:36 PM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmWest W
JamestownWed 3:36 PM2462 km1530 miles1329 nmEast E
BelémWed 12:36 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Wed 12:36 PM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 1:36 PM3227 km2005 miles1742 nmSouthwest SW

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