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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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:00:00 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: 57%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 51' North, Longitude: 38° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.34 meters/second, 1570.8 km/hour, 976.1 miles/hour or 848.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.3"975.87 miwest0° 08' 28.4"9.71 misouth976.22 mi
24 hours11° 15' 11.9"755.83 mieast3° 42' 03.6"254.40 misouth802.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaTue 7:00 AM1619 km1006 miles874 nmEast E
CayenneTue 5:00 AM1810 km1125 miles978 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 5:00 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmSouth S
BelémTue 5:00 AM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboTue 5:00 AM2032 km1262 miles1097 nmWest-southwest WSW
DakarTue 8:00 AM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmEast E
BridgetownTue 4:00 AM2288 km1422 miles1235 nmWest W
GeorgetownTue 4:00 AM2289 km1422 miles1236 nmWest-southwest WSW
BanjulTue 8:00 AM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmEast E
CastriesTue 4:00 AM2429 km1510 miles1312 nmWest W
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