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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 18:06:00 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 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' South, Longitude: 25° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.81 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
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.14 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.6"968.00 miwest0° 09' 09.2"10.49 minorth968.39 mi
24 hours12° 30' 43.6"837.56 mieast3° 56' 59.3"271.52 minorth886.96 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 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 3:06 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 3:06 PM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownSun 6:06 PM2085 km1295 miles1126 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:06 PM2118 km1316 miles1143 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sun 4:06 PM2452 km1523 miles1324 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 4:06 PM2471 km1535 miles1334 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSun 6:06 PM2800 km1740 miles1512 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 6:06 PM2870 km1783 miles1550 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 6:06 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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