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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 18:24:00 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: 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 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 25° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.66 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.68 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.0"940.73 miwest0° 04' 57.3"5.68 minorth940.99 mi
24 hours13° 29' 19.5"879.84 mieast2° 29' 44.9"171.65 minorth902.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 3:24 PM1599 km994 miles863 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 3:24 PM1641 km1019 miles886 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSat 3:24 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 6:24 PM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmEast E
FortalezaSat 3:24 PM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSat 3:24 PM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaSat 3:24 PM2449 km1521 miles1322 nmWest W
BelémSat 3:24 PM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaSat 6:24 PM3254 km2022 miles1757 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 6:24 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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