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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 14:46:00 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: 11%

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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 15' South, Longitude: 4° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.47 meters/second, 1502.9 km/hour, 933.9 miles/hour or 811.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.56 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 23' 05.7"933.59 miwest0° 03' 32.1"4.05 minorth933.78 mi
24 hours14° 24' 14.6"934.83 mieast2° 01' 46.2"139.59 minorth951.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 2:46 PM488 km303 miles263 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 4:46 PM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmEast E
LuandaFri 3:46 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 2:46 PM2603 km1617 miles1406 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 4:46 PM2749 km1708 miles1484 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleFri 3:46 PM2764 km1718 miles1492 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 3:46 PM2805 km1743 miles1515 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 3:46 PM2807 km1744 miles1516 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 2:46 PM2830 km1758 miles1528 nmNorth N
AccraFri 2:46 PM2898 km1801 miles1565 nmNorth N
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