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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 17:16:00 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 17:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 44' South, Longitude: 13° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.52 meters/second, 1557.1 km/hour, 967.5 miles/hour or 840.8 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 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 27' 35.8"967.35 miwest0° 09' 05.5"10.42 minorth967.75 mi
24 hours12° 32' 30.0"839.06 mieast3° 55' 49.2"270.18 minorth888.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 5:16 PM797 km495 miles430 nmEast E
MonroviaSun 5:16 PM2341 km1455 miles1264 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 5:16 PM2431 km1511 miles1313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSun 2:16 PM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmWest-northwest WNW
YamoussoukroSun 5:16 PM2533 km1574 miles1368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 5:16 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmNorth N
AccraSun 5:16 PM2653 km1648 miles1432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 5:16 PM2682 km1667 miles1448 nmNorth N
São ToméSun 5:16 PM2742 km1704 miles1480 nmNortheast NE
LomeSun 5:16 PM2793 km1736 miles1508 nmNortheast NE

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