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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: 5%

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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 49' South, Longitude: 24° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.21 meters/second, 1516.3 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
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.70 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 06.8"941.88 miwest0° 06' 02.0"6.92 misouth941.63 mi
24 hours15° 02' 32.4"984.88 mieast1° 45' 26.0"120.87 misouth987.00 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 AM1665 km1034 miles899 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorTue 8:36 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownTue 11:36 AM1977 km1228 miles1067 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 9:36 AM2038 km1266 miles1100 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 8:36 AM2296 km1427 miles1240 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Tue 9:36 AM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 9:36 AM2551 km1585 miles1377 nmWest W
MonroviaTue 11:36 AM3139 km1951 miles1695 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownTue 11:36 AM3247 km2018 miles1753 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémTue 8:36 AM3284 km2040 miles1773 nmWest-northwest WNW

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