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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 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 52' South
Longitude: 44° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.04 meters/second, 1544.5 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 834.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 08.7"959.50 miwest0° 08' 46.2"10.05 misouth959.20 mi
24 hours14° 21' 08.6"955.06 mieast3° 00' 06.9"206.45 misouth969.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Montes Claros *Mon 10:02 AM130 km81 miles70 nmSoutheast SE
Brasilia *Mon 10:02 AM345 km214 miles186 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Mon 10:02 AM437 km272 miles236 nmSouth S
Goiânia *Mon 10:02 AM504 km313 miles272 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vitória *Mon 10:02 AM672 km417 miles363 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorMon 9:02 AM740 km460 miles399 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:02 AM801 km498 miles433 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Mon 10:02 AM877 km545 miles474 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 9:02 AM1368 km850 miles739 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 9:02 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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