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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

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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 00' South, Longitude: 20° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.68 meters/second, 1503.6 km/hour, 934.3 miles/hour or 811.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.57 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.57 mi
1 hour14° 22' 06.0"934.00 miwest0° 04' 04.7"4.68 misouth933.81 mi
24 hours15° 13' 40.4"989.84 mieast0° 54' 32.9"62.54 misouth988.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 1:46 PM1652 km1026 miles892 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeWed 10:46 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorWed 10:46 AM2048 km1272 miles1106 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:46 AM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 10:46 AM2643 km1643 miles1427 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Wed 11:46 AM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Wed 11:46 AM2912 km1809 miles1572 nmWest W
MonroviaWed 1:46 PM3107 km1931 miles1678 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:46 PM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanWed 1:46 PM3345 km2078 miles1806 nmNortheast NE
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