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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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:46:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' North, Longitude: 35° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.49 meters/second, 1521.0 km/hour, 945.1 miles/hour or 821.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.75 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.5"944.78 miwest0° 03' 27.2"3.96 minorth944.62 mi
24 hours11° 36' 26.7"755.37 mieast0° 57' 08.5"65.52 minorth755.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaWed 12:46 AM1391 km864 miles751 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarWed 1:46 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottWed 1:46 AM2070 km1287 miles1118 nmEast E
BanjulWed 1:46 AM2144 km1332 miles1157 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta DelgadaWed 12:46 AM2203 km1369 miles1190 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauWed 1:46 AM2312 km1437 miles1249 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnWed 1:46 AM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneTue 10:46 PM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmSouthwest SW
ConakryWed 1:46 AM2612 km1623 miles1411 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParamariboTue 10:46 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmWest-southwest WSW
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