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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 Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 22:40:00 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: 75%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 48' South, Longitude: 41° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.19 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.93 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 25' 35.0"955.38 miwest0° 06' 32.8"7.50 minorth955.68 mi
24 hours13° 35' 12.4"899.80 mieast3° 05' 30.3"212.58 minorth931.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Teófilo OtoniSat 7:40 PM123 km77 miles67 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vitória da ConquistaSat 7:40 PM215 km133 miles116 nmNorth N
Governador ValadaresSat 7:40 PM243 km151 miles131 nmSouth-southwest SSW
VitóriaSat 7:40 PM400 km249 miles216 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo HorizonteSat 7:40 PM434 km270 miles234 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorSat 7:40 PM515 km320 miles278 nmNortheast NE
Rio de JaneiroSat 7:40 PM714 km444 miles386 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaSat 7:40 PM722 km449 miles390 nmWest W
São PauloSat 7:40 PM940 km584 miles507 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSat 7:40 PM1182 km734 miles638 nmNortheast NE

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