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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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 13:46:00 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: 4%

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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 5° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.14 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 807.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 57.6"928.35 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth928.33 mi
24 hours15° 02' 51.2"972.36 mieast0° 36' 13.0"41.52 minorth975.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:46 PM552 km343 miles298 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 3:46 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmEast E
LuandaThu 2:46 PM2414 km1500 miles1303 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 1:46 PM2701 km1678 miles1459 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 3:46 PM2759 km1714 miles1490 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleThu 2:46 PM2864 km1780 miles1546 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaThu 2:46 PM2904 km1805 miles1568 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 1:46 PM2906 km1806 miles1569 nmNorth N
BrazzavilleThu 2:46 PM2906 km1806 miles1569 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 1:46 PM2983 km1854 miles1611 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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