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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 12:26:00 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 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 35° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.97 meters/second, 1515.5 km/hour, 941.7 miles/hour or 818.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.69 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.1"941.36 miwest0° 05' 55.6"6.79 misouth941.10 mi
24 hours15° 03' 37.4"985.58 mieast1° 42' 33.6"117.58 misouth987.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 10:26 AM502 km312 miles271 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorTue 9:26 AM717 km446 miles387 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:26 AM890 km553 miles480 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeTue 9:26 AM1200 km745 miles648 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Tue 10:26 AM1237 km768 miles668 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 10:26 AM1329 km826 miles718 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 9:26 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Tue 9:26 AM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 9:26 AM2376 km1476 miles1283 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Tue 10:26 AM2679 km1665 miles1447 nmSouthwest SW

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