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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 19:06:00 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 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 52' South, Longitude: 21° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.88 meters/second, 1540.4 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 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' 21.5"956.93 miwest0° 07' 34.7"8.69 minorth957.29 mi
24 hours12° 40' 46.3"839.38 mieast3° 24' 31.8"234.37 minorth878.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 7:06 PM1714 km1065 miles926 nmEast E
RecifeSun 4:06 PM1726 km1072 miles932 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 4:06 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 5:06 PM2341 km1455 miles1264 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 4:06 PM2344 km1456 miles1266 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sun 5:06 PM2700 km1678 miles1458 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sun 5:06 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 7:06 PM2833 km1760 miles1530 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 7:06 PM2957 km1837 miles1597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 7:06 PM3049 km1894 miles1646 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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