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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: 21%

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 19:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 42' South, Longitude: 57° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.08 meters/second, 1530.3 km/hour, 950.9 miles/hour or 826.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.85 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 25' 30.1"950.66 miwest0° 07' 07.4"8.17 minorth951.01 mi
24 hours13° 21' 27.6"880.35 mieast3° 17' 04.7"225.85 minorth916.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 3:24 PM395 km245 miles213 nmWest-northwest WNW
Barra do GarçasSat 4:24 PM594 km369 miles321 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santa CruzSat 3:24 PM601 km374 miles325 nmWest W
SucreSat 3:24 PM832 km517 miles449 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Sat 4:24 PM841 km522 miles454 nmSouth S
Brasilia *Sat 5:24 PM1048 km651 miles566 nmEast E
La PazSat 3:24 PM1138 km707 miles614 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sat 5:24 PM1306 km812 miles705 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 3:24 PM1402 km871 miles757 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 5:24 PM1605 km997 miles867 nmEast-southeast ESE

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