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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, December 10, 2012 at 10:36:00 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: 12%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 39' South, Longitude: 23° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.56 meters/second, 1546.4 km/hour, 960.9 miles/hour or 835.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.01 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 16.9"960.60 miwest0° 08' 54.5"10.21 misouth960.30 mi
24 hours14° 18' 06.8"952.64 mieast3° 04' 06.1"211.01 misouth968.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 7:36 AM1474 km916 miles796 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 7:36 AM1619 km1006 miles874 nmWest W
JamestownMon 10:36 AM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmEast E
FortalezaMon 7:36 AM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 8:36 AM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Mon 8:36 AM2553 km1587 miles1379 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Mon 8:36 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 10:36 AM2816 km1750 miles1521 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 10:36 AM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 10:36 AM2994 km1860 miles1616 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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