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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 10:08 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 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° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.10 meters/second, 1559.2 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
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.15 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 27' 45.5"968.66 miwest0° 09' 12.8"10.56 minorth969.05 mi
24 hours12° 28' 55.5"836.04 mieast3° 58' 09.8"272.86 minorth885.88 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 PM187 km116 miles101 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSun 3:56 PM204 km127 miles110 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 3:56 PM204 km127 miles110 nmNorthwest NW
ItabunaSun 3:56 PM207 km129 miles112 nmWest W
MaceióSun 3:56 PM563 km350 miles304 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSun 3:56 PM757 km471 miles409 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:56 PM1120 km696 miles604 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Sun 4:56 PM1135 km705 miles613 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 3:56 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Sun 4:56 PM1397 km868 miles755 nmSouthwest SW

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