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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: 36%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 37' North, Longitude: 37° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.06 meters/second, 1609.4 km/hour, 1000.0 miles/hour or 869.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.7"999.91 miwest0° 11' 20.7"12.99 misouth1000.16 mi
24 hours11° 31' 51.1"793.79 mieast4° 42' 14.9"323.23 misouth859.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 6:28 AM1046 km650 miles565 nmSouth S
BelémThu 6:28 AM1473 km916 miles796 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeThu 6:28 AM1539 km956 miles831 nmSouth S
CayenneThu 6:28 AM1674 km1040 miles904 nmWest W
PraiaThu 8:28 AM1821 km1131 miles983 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboThu 6:28 AM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 6:28 AM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmSouth S
GeorgetownThu 5:28 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest W
DakarThu 9:28 AM2389 km1484 miles1290 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 9:28 AM2427 km1508 miles1311 nmEast-northeast ENE

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