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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 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 08' South, Longitude: 33° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.86 meters/second, 1504.3 km/hour, 934.7 miles/hour or 812.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.58 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 23' 14.0"934.46 miwest0° 03' 49.1"4.38 minorth934.66 mi
24 hours14° 20' 16.7"931.27 mieast2° 07' 54.0"146.62 minorth948.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 1:46 PM948 km589 miles512 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 2:46 PM1041 km647 miles562 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 1:46 PM1338 km832 miles723 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Fri 2:46 PM1399 km869 miles755 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 2:46 PM1586 km985 miles856 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 1:46 PM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 1:46 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémFri 1:46 PM2625 km1631 miles1417 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Fri 2:46 PM2754 km1711 miles1487 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 1:46 PM2916 km1812 miles1575 nmSouthwest SW

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