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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: 30%

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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 36' South, Longitude: 25° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.82 meters/second, 1558.1 km/hour, 968.2 miles/hour or 841.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.14 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.8"968.08 miwest0° 09' 09.2"10.49 minorth968.47 mi
24 hours12° 30' 41.3"837.59 mieast3° 57' 01.0"271.56 minorth887.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 3:06 PM1264 km786 miles683 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 3:06 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 3:06 PM1884 km1170 miles1017 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:06 PM2092 km1300 miles1130 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSun 6:06 PM2114 km1313 miles1141 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sun 4:06 PM2423 km1506 miles1308 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 4:06 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSun 6:06 PM2817 km1750 miles1521 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 6:06 PM2883 km1792 miles1557 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSun 3:06 PM2930 km1821 miles1582 nmWest-northwest WNW
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