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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 11:16:00 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: 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 11:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 45' South, Longitude: 33° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.32 meters/second, 1545.5 km/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.01 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 13.2"960.06 miwest0° 08' 50.7"10.14 misouth959.77 mi
24 hours14° 19' 30.5"953.73 mieast3° 02' 16.8"208.92 misouth968.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 8:16 AM634 km394 miles342 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 8:16 AM863 km536 miles466 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 9:16 AM1306 km811 miles705 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaMon 8:16 AM1446 km899 miles781 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Mon 9:16 AM1558 km968 miles841 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 9:16 AM1639 km1018 miles885 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 8:16 AM2294 km1426 miles1239 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Mon 8:16 AM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownMon 11:16 AM2957 km1837 miles1597 nmEast E
CayenneMon 8:16 AM3100 km1927 miles1674 nmNorthwest NW

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