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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 20:06:00 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: 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 20:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 45' South, Longitude: 36° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.21 meters/second, 1541.5 km/hour, 957.9 miles/hour or 832.4 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' 26.6"957.66 miwest0° 07' 40.1"8.79 minorth958.02 mi
24 hours12° 38' 50.1"837.81 mieast3° 26' 22.6"236.49 minorth877.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 5:06 PM485 km302 miles262 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Vitória *Sun 6:06 PM590 km367 miles319 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 5:06 PM967 km601 miles522 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:06 PM1005 km624 miles542 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 6:06 PM1253 km779 miles677 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 6:06 PM1326 km824 miles716 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 5:06 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmNorth N
BelémSun 5:06 PM2162 km1344 miles1168 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sun 5:06 PM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sun 6:06 PM2826 km1756 miles1526 nmSouthwest SW

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