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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 20%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 38° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.66 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.83 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.7"949.72 miwest0° 06' 59.1"8.01 minorth950.06 mi
24 hours13° 24' 27.1"882.88 mieast3° 14' 15.9"222.64 minorth917.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Sat 4:06 PM321 km199 miles173 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorSat 3:06 PM541 km336 miles292 nmNorth N
Belo Horizonte *Sat 4:06 PM581 km361 miles314 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 4:06 PM731 km454 miles395 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sat 4:06 PM998 km620 miles539 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Sat 4:06 PM1036 km644 miles559 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSat 3:06 PM1157 km719 miles625 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSat 3:06 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmNorth N
BelémSat 3:06 PM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 3:06 PM2118 km1316 miles1144 nmWest-southwest WSW

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