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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: 3%

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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 46' South, Longitude: 22° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.32 meters/second, 1560.0 km/hour, 969.3 miles/hour or 842.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.15 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 25' 25.5"969.05 miwest0° 10' 11.6"11.68 misouth968.77 mi
24 hours14° 12' 49.9"954.95 mieast3° 37' 49.6"249.62 misouth979.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 8:52 AM1462 km909 miles790 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 8:52 AM1701 km1057 miles919 nmWest W
JamestownMon 11:52 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmEast E
FortalezaMon 8:52 AM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 9:52 AM2379 km1478 miles1285 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaMon 11:52 AM2587 km1607 miles1397 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 11:52 AM2679 km1665 miles1446 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Mon 9:52 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 9:52 AM2733 km1698 miles1476 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakryMon 11:52 AM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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