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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 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 50' South, Longitude: 27° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.21 meters/second, 1559.6 km/hour, 969.1 miles/hour or 842.1 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"0.19 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 25' 24.0"968.80 miwest0° 10' 10.1"11.65 misouth968.52 mi
24 hours14° 13' 26.9"955.42 mieast3° 37' 02.7"248.73 misouth979.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 9:12 AM1040 km646 miles561 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorMon 9:12 AM1211 km753 miles654 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 9:12 AM1664 km1034 miles899 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:12 AM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Mon 10:12 AM2222 km1380 miles1200 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 10:12 AM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownMon 12:12 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmEast E
BelémMon 9:12 AM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaMon 12:12 PM2881 km1790 miles1555 nmNortheast NE
FreetownMon 12:12 PM2918 km1813 miles1576 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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