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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 18:14:00 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 18:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 50' South, Longitude: 40° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.70 meters/second, 1528.9 km/hour, 950.0 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' 23.4"949.80 miwest0° 06' 59.8"8.02 minorth950.14 mi
24 hours13° 24' 11.2"882.66 mieast3° 14' 31.0"222.92 minorth917.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Teófilo Otoni *Sat 4:14 PM117 km72 miles63 nmWest W
Governador Valadares *Sat 4:14 PM202 km125 miles109 nmSouthwest SW
Vitória *Sat 4:14 PM275 km171 miles149 nmSouth S
Belo Horizonte *Sat 4:14 PM424 km264 miles229 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSat 3:14 PM577 km358 miles311 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Niterói *Sat 4:14 PM627 km390 miles339 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 4:14 PM638 km396 miles344 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Sat 4:14 PM827 km514 miles446 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Sat 4:14 PM907 km563 miles490 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSat 3:14 PM1232 km766 miles665 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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