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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 16:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 09' South
Longitude: 28° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.79 meters/second, 1504.0 km/hour, 934.6 miles/hour or 812.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.58 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 23' 12.6"934.37 miwest0° 03' 46.2"4.32 minorth934.57 mi
24 hours14° 20' 58.6"931.96 mieast2° 06' 50.5"145.42 minorth949.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 1:24 PM1320 km820 miles713 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 1:24 PM1496 km929 miles808 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 2:24 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Fri 2:24 PM1901 km1181 miles1026 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 2:24 PM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 1:24 PM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownFri 4:24 PM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmEast E
BelémFri 1:24 PM2994 km1860 miles1616 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Fri 1:24 PM3031 km1883 miles1636 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 2:24 PM3160 km1964 miles1706 nmSouthwest SW
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