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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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 09:58:00 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: 31%

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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 09:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 02' South, Longitude: 40° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.85 meters/second, 1601.5 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 29' 33.8"994.93 miwest0° 11' 41.9"13.40 misouth994.81 mi
24 hours12° 32' 19.7"860.80 mieast4° 31' 37.9"311.14 misouth910.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juàzeiro do NorteSat 6:58 AM136 km84 miles73 nmEast E
FortalezaSat 6:58 AM422 km262 miles228 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NatalSat 6:58 AM600 km373 miles324 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaceióSat 6:58 AM602 km374 miles325 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSat 6:58 AM633 km394 miles342 nmEast E
SalvadorSat 6:58 AM693 km431 miles374 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaSat 7:58 AM963 km598 miles520 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémSat 6:58 AM1078 km670 miles582 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Sat 7:58 AM1258 km782 miles679 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 7:58 AM1786 km1110 miles964 nmSouth S

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