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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 12%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 47' South, Longitude: 36° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.25 meters/second, 1545.3 km/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 12.1"959.91 miwest0° 08' 49.7"10.12 misouth959.62 mi
24 hours14° 19' 53.8"954.03 mieast3° 01' 46.2"208.34 misouth969.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 8:26 AM409 km254 miles221 nmNorthwest NW
MaceióMon 8:26 AM677 km421 miles365 nmNorth N
Vitória *Mon 9:26 AM680 km423 miles367 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeMon 8:26 AM858 km533 miles463 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 9:26 AM1095 km681 miles591 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 9:26 AM1272 km790 miles687 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 8:26 AM1360 km845 miles734 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Mon 9:26 AM1407 km874 miles760 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 8:26 AM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Mon 8:26 AM2484 km1543 miles1341 nmWest-southwest WSW

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