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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 Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 02:24:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 02:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 33° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.70 meters/second, 1510.9 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.7"938.52 miwest0° 01' 07.8"1.30 minorth938.46 mi
24 hours11° 41' 42.2"756.35 mieast0° 00' 17.5"0.33 minorth756.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloThu 1:24 AM963 km598 miles520 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaThu 1:24 AM1211 km752 miles654 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarThu 2:24 AM1798 km1117 miles971 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottThu 2:24 AM1827 km1135 miles986 nmEast E
BanjulThu 2:24 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta DelgadaThu 1:24 AM2011 km1249 miles1086 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauThu 2:24 AM2119 km1317 miles1144 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnThu 2:24 AM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 2:24 AM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownThu 2:24 AM2537 km1576 miles1370 nmEast-southeast ESE

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