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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: 8%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 25' South, Longitude: 41° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.12 meters/second, 1588.0 km/hour, 986.8 miles/hour or 857.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.44 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.8"986.55 miwest0° 11' 42.0"13.40 misouth986.36 mi
24 hours13° 24' 39.9"915.16 mieast4° 25' 01.8"303.62 misouth957.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 9:16 AM547 km340 miles295 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióSun 9:16 AM686 km426 miles370 nmEast E
FortalezaSun 9:16 AM731 km454 miles395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSun 9:16 AM794 km493 miles429 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sun 10:16 AM953 km592 miles514 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 9:16 AM1139 km708 miles615 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:16 AM1504 km935 miles812 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sun 10:16 AM1642 km1020 miles886 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSun 9:16 AM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmNorthwest NW
ManausSun 8:16 AM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmWest-northwest WNW

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