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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: 86%

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 Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 22:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 31' South, Longitude: 26° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.31 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 23' 55.3"944.43 miwest0° 04' 48.9"5.52 minorth944.67 mi
24 hours14° 17' 44.7"937.68 mieast2° 30' 12.7"172.16 minorth959.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 7:50 PM1425 km886 miles770 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 7:50 PM1469 km913 miles793 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSat 7:50 PM1807 km1123 miles976 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 7:50 PM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSat 7:50 PM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 10:50 PM2225 km1383 miles1202 nmEast E
BrasiliaSat 7:50 PM2296 km1427 miles1240 nmWest W
BelémSat 7:50 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaSat 10:50 PM3242 km2014 miles1750 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AsuncionSat 6:50 PM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmWest-southwest WSW

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