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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 12:06:00 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 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 52' South, Longitude: 31° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.07 meters/second, 1515.8 km/hour, 941.9 miles/hour or 818.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.70 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 04.6"941.57 miwest0° 05' 58.2"6.84 misouth941.32 mi
24 hours15° 03' 11.0"985.30 mieast1° 43' 44.2"118.93 misouth987.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 9:06 AM1033 km642 miles558 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 9:06 AM1263 km785 miles682 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:06 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Tue 10:06 AM1702 km1058 miles919 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 10:06 AM1825 km1134 miles986 nmWest W
FortalezaTue 9:06 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownTue 12:06 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmEast E
BelémTue 9:06 AM2711 km1685 miles1464 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Tue 9:06 AM2833 km1760 miles1530 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 10:06 AM3052 km1896 miles1648 nmSouthwest SW

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