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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 15:46:00 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 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 11' South, Longitude: 19° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.66 meters/second, 1503.6 km/hour, 934.3 miles/hour or 811.9 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' 09.8"934.02 miwest0° 03' 40.6"4.22 minorth934.21 mi
24 hours14° 22' 16.4"933.06 mieast2° 04' 51.0"143.12 minorth949.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 3:46 PM1505 km935 miles812 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 12:46 PM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 12:46 PM2204 km1369 miles1190 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 1:46 PM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 12:46 PM2779 km1726 miles1500 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 1:46 PM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 1:46 PM3071 km1908 miles1658 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 3:46 PM3073 km1910 miles1659 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 3:46 PM3239 km2013 miles1749 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanFri 3:46 PM3275 km2035 miles1769 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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