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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 15:46:00 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: 20%

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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 07' South, Longitude: 4° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.91 meters/second, 1526.1 km/hour, 948.3 miles/hour or 824.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.80 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 minorth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 25' 09.4"948.04 miwest0° 06' 43.7"7.71 minorth948.38 mi
24 hours13° 29' 51.6"887.48 mieast3° 09' 01.8"216.64 minorth920.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 3:46 PM259 km161 miles140 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LuandaSat 4:46 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 5:46 PM2342 km1455 miles1264 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 3:46 PM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 4:46 PM2577 km1601 miles1391 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 3:46 PM2593 km1611 miles1400 nmNorth N
AccraSat 3:46 PM2666 km1656 miles1439 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 4:46 PM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleSat 4:46 PM2674 km1662 miles1444 nmEast-northeast ENE
YamoussoukroSat 3:46 PM2758 km1714 miles1489 nmNorth N

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