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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:36:00 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: 5%

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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 49' South, Longitude: 23° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.21 meters/second, 1516.4 km/hour, 942.2 miles/hour or 818.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.70 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 07.0"941.90 miwest0° 06' 02.2"6.92 misouth941.64 mi
24 hours15° 02' 30.9"984.87 mieast1° 45' 29.9"120.95 misouth986.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeTue 8:36 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorTue 8:36 AM1698 km1055 miles917 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownTue 11:36 AM1949 km1211 miles1052 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 9:36 AM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 8:36 AM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Tue 9:36 AM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 9:36 AM2579 km1602 miles1392 nmWest W
MonroviaTue 11:36 AM3125 km1942 miles1688 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownTue 11:36 AM3236 km2011 miles1747 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémTue 8:36 AM3307 km2055 miles1786 nmWest-northwest WNW
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