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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: 46%

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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 55' South, Longitude: 17° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.78 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.95 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 27' 20.0"956.71 miwest0° 07' 33.1"8.65 minorth957.06 mi
24 hours12° 41' 22.9"839.88 mieast3° 23' 56.5"233.70 minorth878.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 6:46 PM1230 km764 miles664 nmEast E
RecifeSun 3:46 PM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 3:46 PM2331 km1448 miles1258 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 6:46 PM2664 km1655 miles1438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSun 3:46 PM2753 km1711 miles1487 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:46 PM2798 km1739 miles1511 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownSun 6:46 PM2843 km1766 miles1535 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 6:46 PM2854 km1774 miles1541 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 6:46 PM2934 km1823 miles1584 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 6:46 PM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmNorth N

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