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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 12:16:00 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 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 53' South, Longitude: 33° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.02 meters/second, 1515.7 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 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"0.11 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.9"941.47 miwest0° 05' 56.9"6.82 misouth941.21 mi
24 hours15° 03' 24.1"985.44 mieast1° 43' 09.0"118.25 misouth987.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 9:16 AM852 km529 miles460 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:16 AM1113 km691 miles601 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeTue 9:16 AM1204 km748 miles650 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Tue 10:16 AM1467 km912 miles792 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 10:16 AM1576 km979 miles851 nmWest W
FortalezaTue 9:16 AM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelémTue 9:16 AM2536 km1575 miles1369 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Tue 9:16 AM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 10:16 AM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownTue 12:16 PM2957 km1837 miles1597 nmEast E

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