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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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:36:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 7%

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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 03' South, Longitude: 28° 25' 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.69 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 24.2"940.89 miwest0° 05' 43.0"6.55 misouth940.64 mi
24 hours14° 44' 08.9"963.48 mieast1° 37' 17.2"111.54 misouth965.11 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 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeWed 12:36 PM1399 km869 miles755 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroWed 12:36 PM1594 km990 miles861 nmWest-southwest WSW
São PauloWed 12:36 PM1953 km1214 miles1055 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 12:36 PM2022 km1257 miles1092 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaWed 12:36 PM2098 km1304 miles1133 nmWest W
JamestownWed 3:36 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmEast E
BelémWed 12:36 PM2929 km1820 miles1582 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Wed 12:36 PM3085 km1917 miles1666 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 1:36 PM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmSouthwest SW
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