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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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 01:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' South, Longitude: 29° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.25 meters/second, 1595.7 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 27' 31.7"991.42 miwest0° 11' 33.9"13.25 minorth991.73 mi
24 hours12° 44' 51.1"874.09 mieast4° 44' 41.3"326.03 minorth936.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaTue 11:54 PM514 km319 miles278 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 10:54 PM589 km366 miles318 nmWest W
NatalTue 10:54 PM659 km410 miles356 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 10:54 PM1084 km674 miles586 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorTue 10:54 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaTue 10:54 PM2192 km1362 miles1184 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 10:54 PM2205 km1370 miles1190 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroTue 10:54 PM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownWed 1:54 AM2537 km1576 miles1370 nmNortheast NE
São PauloTue 10:54 PM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmSouthwest SW

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