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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 19:26:00 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 19:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' South, Longitude: 26° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.99 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 831.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 27' 23.3"957.18 miwest0° 07' 36.5"8.72 minorth957.54 mi
24 hours12° 40' 07.4"838.86 mieast3° 25' 08.9"235.08 minorth877.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 4:26 PM1323 km822 miles714 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 4:26 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 5:26 PM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 4:26 PM1955 km1215 miles1055 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sun 5:26 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSun 7:26 PM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sun 5:26 PM2281 km1417 miles1231 nmWest W
BelémSun 4:26 PM2943 km1829 miles1589 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 7:26 PM3092 km1921 miles1670 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 7:26 PM3161 km1964 miles1707 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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