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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 02:46:00 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 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 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 38° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.68 meters/second, 1510.8 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.5"938.47 miwest0° 01' 05.6"1.26 minorth938.41 mi
24 hours11° 41' 43.4"756.34 mieast0° 00' 33.9"0.65 misouth756.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 1:46 AM1713 km1064 miles925 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta DelgadaThu 1:46 AM2246 km1395 miles1213 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CayenneWed 11:46 PM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmSouthwest SW
DakarThu 2:46 AM2330 km1448 miles1258 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottThu 2:46 AM2379 km1478 miles1284 nmEast E
BridgetownWed 10:46 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboWed 11:46 PM2450 km1522 miles1323 nmSouthwest SW
BanjulThu 2:46 AM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fort-de-FranceWed 10:46 PM2491 km1548 miles1345 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Wed 10:46 PM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmWest W
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