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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 18:46:00 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: 46%

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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.77 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.95 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.9"956.69 miwest0° 07' 32.9"8.65 minorth957.05 mi
24 hours12° 41' 25.0"839.91 mieast3° 23' 54.5"233.66 minorth878.59 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 PM1202 km747 miles649 nmEast E
RecifeSun 3:46 PM2180 km1355 miles1177 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 3:46 PM2359 km1466 miles1274 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 6:46 PM2656 km1651 miles1434 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSun 3:46 PM2779 km1727 miles1500 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:46 PM2825 km1756 miles1525 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownSun 6:46 PM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 6:46 PM2840 km1764 miles1533 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 6:46 PM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 6:46 PM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmNorth N
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