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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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 16:56:00 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: 30%

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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 47' South, Longitude: 8° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.41 meters/second, 1556.7 km/hour, 967.3 miles/hour or 840.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.12 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 27' 34.0"967.10 miwest0° 09' 04.0"10.39 minorth967.49 mi
24 hours12° 33' 12.7"839.66 mieast3° 55' 20.7"269.64 minorth888.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 4:56 PM296 km184 miles160 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanSun 4:56 PM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSun 4:56 PM2347 km1458 miles1267 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSun 4:56 PM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 4:56 PM2411 km1498 miles1302 nmNorth N
AccraSun 4:56 PM2416 km1501 miles1305 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSun 5:56 PM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeSun 4:56 PM2537 km1576 miles1370 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSun 5:56 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 4:56 PM2633 km1636 miles1422 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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