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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 18:24:00 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 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 34' South, Longitude: 29° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.91 meters/second, 1558.5 km/hour, 968.4 miles/hour or 841.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.14 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 42.4"968.23 miwest0° 09' 10.5"10.51 minorth968.62 mi
24 hours12° 30' 05.4"837.03 mieast3° 57' 24.4"271.99 minorth886.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 3:24 PM930 km578 miles502 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 3:24 PM995 km618 miles537 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 3:24 PM1562 km971 miles844 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:24 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 4:24 PM1988 km1235 miles1073 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 4:24 PM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 3:24 PM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSun 6:24 PM2550 km1584 miles1377 nmEast E
MonroviaSun 6:24 PM3092 km1921 miles1669 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 6:24 PM3113 km1935 miles1681 nmNortheast NE

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