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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 17:24:00 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 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 56' South, Longitude: 28° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.43 meters/second, 1527.9 km/hour, 949.4 miles/hour or 825.0 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' 06.8"0.13 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 25' 18.7"949.20 miwest0° 06' 54.4"7.92 minorth949.54 mi
24 hours13° 26' 06.2"884.29 mieast3° 12' 41.2"220.83 minorth918.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 2:24 PM1213 km754 miles655 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 2:24 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 3:24 PM1639 km1019 miles885 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 2:24 PM1921 km1194 miles1038 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 3:24 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 3:24 PM2089 km1298 miles1128 nmWest W
JamestownSat 5:24 PM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmEast E
BelémSat 2:24 PM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sat 2:24 PM3128 km1943 miles1689 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSat 5:24 PM3306 km2054 miles1785 nmNortheast NE
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