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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 14:56:00 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 14:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 22° 15' 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' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 59.2"928.34 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth928.34 mi
24 hours15° 01' 36.2"970.98 mieast0° 40' 30.3"46.44 minorth974.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 2:56 PM1831 km1138 miles989 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorThu 11:56 AM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 11:56 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:56 PM2172 km1349 miles1173 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 12:56 PM2527 km1570 miles1364 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 11:56 AM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Thu 12:56 PM2764 km1717 miles1492 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 2:56 PM3262 km2027 miles1761 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 2:56 PM3399 km2112 miles1835 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 2:56 PM3493 km2170 miles1886 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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