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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 Monday, November 11, 2013 at 21:50:00 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: 68%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSunday, November 10, 2013 at 5:59 AM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 11, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 21' South, Longitude: 37° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.78 meters/second, 1612.0 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.2"1001.58 miwest0° 11' 13.4"12.85 minorth1001.75 mi
24 hours11° 45' 52.6"812.38 mieast4° 29' 53.4"309.06 minorth870.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaMon 6:50 PM87 km54 miles47 nmWest-southwest WSW
MossoróMon 6:50 PM212 km132 miles114 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NatalMon 6:50 PM398 km247 miles215 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaMon 7:50 PM613 km381 miles331 nmEast E
RecifeMon 6:50 PM623 km387 miles336 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorMon 6:50 PM1066 km662 miles575 nmSouth S
BelémMon 6:50 PM1195 km742 miles645 nmWest W
Brasilia *Mon 7:50 PM1757 km1092 miles949 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneMon 6:50 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboMon 6:50 PM2170 km1348 miles1172 nmWest-northwest WNW

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