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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 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 11' South, Longitude: 21° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.70 meters/second, 1503.7 km/hour, 934.4 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' 10.6"934.10 miwest0° 03' 42.2"4.25 minorth934.29 mi
24 hours14° 21' 54.5"932.73 mieast2° 05' 25.1"143.78 minorth949.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 3:56 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 12:56 PM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 12:56 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 1:56 PM2225 km1383 miles1202 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 12:56 PM2566 km1595 miles1386 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 1:56 PM2582 km1604 miles1394 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 1:56 PM2793 km1735 miles1508 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 3:56 PM3172 km1971 miles1713 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 3:56 PM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 3:56 PM3404 km2115 miles1838 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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