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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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 13:26:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 30° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.29 meters/second, 1527.4 km/hour, 949.1 miles/hour or 824.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.82 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 23' 22.2"948.80 miwest0° 07' 30.2"8.60 misouth948.51 mi
24 hours14° 55' 26.7"984.02 mieast2° 22' 35.4"163.46 misouth990.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:26 AM966 km600 miles522 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeTue 10:26 AM1138 km707 miles615 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:26 AM1417 km880 miles765 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 10:26 AM1749 km1087 miles944 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 11:26 AM1771 km1100 miles956 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 11:26 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmWest W
BelémTue 10:26 AM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownTue 1:26 PM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmEast E
Asuncion *Tue 10:26 AM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 11:26 AM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmSouthwest SW

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