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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 09:32:00 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: 42%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 09:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 12' South, Longitude: 46° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.65 meters/second, 1615.1 km/hour, 1003.6 miles/hour or 872.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.4"1003.47 miwest0° 11' 54.6"13.64 misouth1003.50 mi
24 hours11° 50' 07.8"818.07 mieast4° 44' 47.3"326.14 misouth878.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São LuisFri 6:32 AM205 km128 miles111 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémFri 6:32 AM280 km174 miles151 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 6:32 AM851 km529 miles459 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneFri 6:32 AM1052 km654 miles568 nmNorthwest NW
ParamariboFri 6:32 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 6:32 AM1402 km871 miles757 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorFri 6:32 AM1455 km904 miles786 nmSoutheast SE
Brasilia *Fri 7:32 AM1516 km942 miles819 nmSouth S
ManausFri 5:32 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmWest W
GeorgetownFri 5:32 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorthwest NW
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