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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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:16:00 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: 20%

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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 58' South, Longitude: 61° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.41 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.31 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.8"978.22 miwest0° 10' 38.0"12.18 misouth977.98 mi
24 hours13° 28' 38.8"912.00 mieast3° 55' 22.4"269.69 misouth943.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoSun 8:16 AM460 km286 miles249 nmNorthwest NW
San Ignacio de VelascoSun 8:16 AM488 km303 miles263 nmSouth S
RiberaltaSun 8:16 AM536 km333 miles290 nmWest W
Santa CruzSun 8:16 AM676 km420 miles365 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio BrancoSun 8:16 AM752 km467 miles406 nmWest-northwest WNW
CobijaSun 8:16 AM828 km514 miles447 nmWest W
SucreSun 8:16 AM892 km554 miles482 nmSouth-southwest SSW
La PazSun 8:16 AM897 km557 miles484 nmSouthwest SW
ManausSun 8:16 AM989 km614 miles534 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Sun 10:16 AM1504 km934 miles812 nmEast-southeast ESE
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