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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 18:56:00 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 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 54' South, Longitude: 19° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.83 meters/second, 1540.2 km/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 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' 20.7"956.81 miwest0° 07' 33.8"8.67 minorth957.17 mi
24 hours12° 41' 05.6"839.64 mieast3° 24' 13.1"234.02 minorth878.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 6:56 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmEast E
RecifeSun 3:56 PM1949 km1211 miles1052 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 3:56 PM2105 km1308 miles1136 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 3:56 PM2557 km1589 miles1381 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:56 PM2583 km1605 miles1394 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSun 6:56 PM2733 km1698 miles1476 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 6:56 PM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sun 4:56 PM2942 km1828 miles1588 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanSun 6:56 PM2979 km1851 miles1609 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySun 6:56 PM2985 km1855 miles1612 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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