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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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:06:00 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: 3%

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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 49' South, Longitude: 25° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.25 meters/second, 1559.7 km/hour, 969.1 miles/hour or 842.2 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 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 25' 24.4"968.88 miwest0° 10' 10.5"11.66 misouth968.60 mi
24 hours14° 13' 15.1"955.27 mieast3° 37' 17.6"249.01 misouth979.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 9:06 AM1168 km726 miles631 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 9:06 AM1367 km849 miles738 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 9:06 AM1784 km1108 miles963 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:06 AM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownMon 12:06 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmEast E
Brasilia *Mon 10:06 AM2376 km1477 miles1283 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 10:06 AM2436 km1513 miles1315 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaMon 12:06 PM2781 km1728 miles1502 nmNortheast NE
FreetownMon 12:06 PM2835 km1762 miles1531 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémMon 9:06 AM2838 km1764 miles1532 nmWest-northwest WNW

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