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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 12:02:00 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 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 52' South, Longitude: 44° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.04 meters/second, 1544.6 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
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.99 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 08.8"959.45 miwest0° 08' 46.2"10.05 misouth959.15 mi
24 hours14° 21' 06.2"954.97 mieast3° 00' 09.9"206.50 misouth969.64 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 AM113 km70 miles61 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Brasilia *Mon 10:02 AM373 km232 miles202 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Mon 10:02 AM433 km269 miles234 nmSouth S
Goiânia *Mon 10:02 AM532 km331 miles287 nmWest W
Vitória *Mon 10:02 AM653 km406 miles353 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorMon 9:02 AM714 km444 miles385 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:02 AM797 km495 miles430 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Mon 10:02 AM884 km549 miles477 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 9:02 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 9:02 AM1483 km922 miles801 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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