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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: 4%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 32° 06' 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' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.1"928.35 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth928.35 mi
24 hours15° 00' 50.5"970.15 mieast0° 43' 00.8"49.32 minorth973.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorThu 12:36 PM1111 km691 miles600 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 1:36 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeThu 12:36 PM1449 km901 miles783 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 1:36 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 1:36 PM1760 km1094 miles951 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 12:36 PM2025 km1258 miles1093 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Thu 12:36 PM2656 km1650 miles1434 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémThu 12:36 PM2793 km1736 miles1508 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Thu 1:36 PM2819 km1752 miles1522 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownThu 3:36 PM2838 km1764 miles1533 nmEast E

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