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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 phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 09:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 08' South, Longitude: 40° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.68 meters/second, 1615.2 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.6"1003.54 miwest0° 11' 54.5"13.64 misouth1003.57 mi
24 hours11° 49' 34.4"817.46 mieast4° 44' 51.5"326.22 misouth878.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ParnaíbaFri 6:08 AM165 km102 miles89 nmSouthwest SW
SobralFri 6:08 AM181 km112 miles98 nmSouth S
FortalezaFri 6:08 AM282 km175 miles152 nmSoutheast SE
BelémFri 6:08 AM887 km551 miles479 nmWest W
RecifeFri 6:08 AM911 km566 miles492 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaFri 7:08 AM924 km574 miles499 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorFri 6:08 AM1220 km758 miles659 nmSouth S
CayenneFri 6:08 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest-northwest WNW
Brasilia *Fri 7:08 AM1713 km1064 miles925 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboFri 6:08 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest-northwest WNW

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