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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: 47%

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 19:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 46' South, Longitude: 33° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.15 meters/second, 1541.3 km/hour, 957.7 miles/hour or 832.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 27' 25.7"957.54 miwest0° 07' 39.2"8.77 minorth957.90 mi
24 hours12° 39' 09.5"838.07 mieast3° 26' 04.1"236.14 minorth877.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 4:56 PM658 km409 miles355 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeSun 4:56 PM966 km600 miles522 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 5:56 PM1199 km745 miles648 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 5:56 PM1510 km938 miles815 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 4:56 PM1533 km952 miles828 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Sun 5:56 PM1538 km956 miles831 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 4:56 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sun 4:56 PM2647 km1645 miles1429 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sun 5:56 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownSun 7:56 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmEast E

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