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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 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 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: 21° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.59 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.6 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' 20.7"940.57 miwest0° 04' 55.4"5.64 minorth940.83 mi
24 hours13° 29' 52.1"880.31 mieast2° 29' 01.3"170.82 minorth903.05 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 PM1673 km1039 miles903 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSat 3:06 PM1953 km1213 miles1054 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 3:06 PM1996 km1241 miles1078 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroSat 3:06 PM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 3:06 PM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSat 3:06 PM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaSat 3:06 PM2873 km1785 miles1551 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 6:06 PM3066 km1905 miles1656 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 6:06 PM3210 km1995 miles1733 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 6:06 PM3306 km2054 miles1785 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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