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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 Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 22:56:00 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: 67%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 42' South, Longitude: 56° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.64 meters/second, 1510.7 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.6"938.40 miwest0° 01' 43.0"1.97 misouth938.32 mi
24 hours14° 20' 37.0"934.14 mieast0° 04' 00.0"4.59 misouth933.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte OlimpoThu 6:56 PM189 km118 miles102 nmSouthwest SW
Campo GrandeThu 6:56 PM238 km148 miles129 nmEast-southeast ESE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 6:56 PM580 km360 miles313 nmNorthwest NW
AsuncionThu 6:56 PM625 km388 miles337 nmSouth S
Barra do GarçasThu 7:56 PM635 km394 miles343 nmNortheast NE
Ciudad del EsteThu 6:56 PM679 km422 miles367 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Foz do IguaçuThu 7:56 PM683 km424 miles369 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SucreThu 6:56 PM899 km558 miles485 nmWest W
BrasiliaThu 7:56 PM1034 km642 miles558 nmEast-northeast ENE
São PauloThu 7:56 PM1130 km702 miles610 nmEast-southeast ESE

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