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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: 11%

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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 12' South, Longitude: 17° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.63 meters/second, 1503.5 km/hour, 934.2 miles/hour or 811.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.57 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.57 mi
1 hour14° 23' 09.2"933.96 miwest0° 03' 39.4"4.19 minorth934.15 mi
24 hours14° 22' 34.0"933.32 mieast2° 04' 23.7"142.60 minorth950.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 3:36 PM1293 km803 miles698 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 12:36 PM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 12:36 PM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 1:36 PM2716 km1688 miles1467 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 12:36 PM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaFri 3:36 PM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Fri 1:36 PM3071 km1908 miles1658 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanFri 3:36 PM3164 km1966 miles1709 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 3:36 PM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 3:36 PM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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