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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.00 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 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' 23.4"957.19 miwest0° 07' 36.7"8.72 minorth957.55 mi
24 hours12° 40' 05.3"838.83 mieast3° 25' 10.9"235.12 minorth877.92 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 PM1303 km810 miles704 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 4:26 PM1325 km823 miles715 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 5:26 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 4:26 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sun 5:26 PM2198 km1365 miles1187 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sun 5:26 PM2252 km1399 miles1216 nmWest W
JamestownSun 7:26 PM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmEast E
BelémSun 4:26 PM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 7:26 PM3109 km1932 miles1679 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 7:26 PM3175 km1973 miles1714 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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