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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 17:14:00 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 17:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 06' South, Longitude: 40° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.95 meters/second, 1504.6 km/hour, 934.9 miles/hour or 812.4 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' 16.0"934.67 miwest0° 03' 53.0"4.45 minorth934.88 mi
24 hours14° 19' 20.4"930.43 mieast2° 09' 18.9"148.24 minorth948.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Fri 3:14 PM24 km15 miles13 nmSouth S
Campos *Fri 3:14 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Governador Valadares *Fri 3:14 PM224 km139 miles121 nmNorthwest NW
Belo Horizonte *Fri 3:14 PM377 km234 miles204 nmWest W
Niterói *Fri 3:14 PM423 km263 miles229 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 3:14 PM435 km270 miles235 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Fri 3:14 PM757 km470 miles409 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorFri 2:14 PM813 km505 miles439 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Fri 3:14 PM932 km579 miles503 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 2:14 PM1451 km902 miles784 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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