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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: 42%

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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 19:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 27' South, Longitude: 29° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.94 meters/second, 1587.4 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.44 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 29' 53.2"986.30 miwest0° 10' 34.7"12.12 minorth986.65 mi
24 hours11° 42' 41.0"796.74 mieast4° 22' 43.5"300.94 minorth856.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 4:16 PM620 km385 miles335 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióMon 4:16 PM661 km411 miles357 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaMon 5:16 PM782 km486 miles422 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorMon 4:16 PM991 km616 miles535 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 4:16 PM1224 km761 miles661 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 5:16 PM1990 km1236 miles1074 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 5:16 PM2051 km1275 miles1108 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 4:16 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Mon 5:16 PM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownMon 7:16 PM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmEast-southeast ESE
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