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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: 35%

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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 29' South, Longitude: 20° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.58 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.68 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 25' 20.6"940.56 miwest0° 04' 55.2"5.64 minorth940.82 mi
24 hours13° 29' 54.3"880.34 mieast2° 28' 58.4"170.76 minorth903.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 6:06 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSat 3:06 PM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 3:06 PM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroSat 3:06 PM2355 km1463 miles1271 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 3:06 PM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSat 3:06 PM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaSat 3:06 PM2901 km1803 miles1567 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 6:06 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 6:06 PM3202 km1990 miles1729 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 6:06 PM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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