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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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:56:00 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: 14%

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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' South, Longitude: 18° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.28 meters/second, 1498.6 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
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.8"930.89 miwest0° 02' 08.9"2.46 misouth930.78 mi
24 hours14° 40' 56.7"950.16 mieast0° 10' 06.6"11.59 misouth949.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 3:56 PM1448 km900 miles782 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 12:56 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 12:56 PM2294 km1426 miles1239 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroThu 12:56 PM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 12:56 PM2873 km1785 miles1552 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloThu 12:56 PM2918 km1813 miles1575 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 3:56 PM3103 km1928 miles1675 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrasiliaThu 12:56 PM3152 km1959 miles1702 nmWest W
FreetownThu 3:56 PM3278 km2037 miles1770 nmNorth N
AbidjanThu 3:56 PM3283 km2040 miles1772 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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