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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 17:34:00 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: 12%

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 17:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 05' South, Longitude: 45° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.02 meters/second, 1504.9 km/hour, 935.1 miles/hour or 812.6 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' 03.8"0.07 minorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 23' 17.4"934.83 miwest0° 03' 55.9"4.51 minorth935.03 mi
24 hours14° 18' 40.1"929.82 mieast2° 10' 19.2"149.39 minorth947.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Belo Horizonte *Fri 3:34 PM132 km82 miles71 nmEast-northeast ENE
Pirassununga *Fri 3:34 PM321 km199 miles173 nmSouthwest SW
Campinas *Fri 3:34 PM374 km232 miles202 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Niterói *Fri 3:34 PM376 km233 miles203 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 3:34 PM377 km234 miles204 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Fri 3:34 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santos *Fri 3:34 PM448 km279 miles242 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vitória *Fri 3:34 PM499 km310 miles269 nmEast E
Brasilia *Fri 3:34 PM558 km346 miles301 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Goiânia *Fri 3:34 PM578 km359 miles312 nmNorthwest NW
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