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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: 31%

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 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 37° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.10 meters/second, 1559.1 km/hour, 968.8 miles/hour or 841.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.15 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 27' 45.3"968.64 miwest0° 09' 12.8"10.56 minorth969.04 mi
24 hours12° 28' 57.8"836.08 mieast3° 58' 08.3"272.83 minorth885.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IlhéusSun 3:56 PM215 km134 miles116 nmWest W
SalvadorSun 3:56 PM222 km138 miles120 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 3:56 PM222 km138 miles120 nmNorthwest NW
ItabunaSun 3:56 PM236 km146 miles127 nmWest W
MaceióSun 3:56 PM554 km344 miles299 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSun 3:56 PM748 km465 miles404 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:56 PM1135 km705 miles613 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Sun 4:56 PM1164 km723 miles628 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 3:56 PM1198 km744 miles647 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Sun 4:56 PM1417 km880 miles765 nmSouthwest SW
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