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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: 14%
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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 41' South
Longitude: 16° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.30 meters/second, 1498.7 km/hour, 931.2 miles/hour or 809.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.7"930.98 miwest0° 02' 10.2"2.49 misouth930.88 mi
24 hours14° 41' 02.1"950.36 mieast0° 10' 38.4"12.20 misouth949.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 3:46 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 12:46 PM2432 km1511 miles1313 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 12:46 PM2506 km1557 miles1353 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroThu 12:46 PM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 3:46 PM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaThu 12:46 PM3052 km1896 miles1648 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloThu 12:46 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanThu 3:46 PM3177 km1974 miles1715 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 3:46 PM3245 km2016 miles1752 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 3:46 PM3274 km2035 miles1768 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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