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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 17:06:00 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 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 58' South, Longitude: 24° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.33 meters/second, 1527.6 km/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.82 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 25' 16.9"948.99 miwest0° 06' 52.5"7.88 minorth949.33 mi
24 hours13° 26' 47.6"884.87 mieast3° 12' 01.2"220.07 minorth919.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 2:06 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 2:06 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSat 5:06 PM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 3:06 PM2068 km1285 miles1116 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 2:06 PM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 3:06 PM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 3:06 PM2547 km1582 miles1375 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 5:06 PM3055 km1899 miles1650 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 5:06 PM3159 km1963 miles1705 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSat 2:06 PM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmWest-northwest WNW
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