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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 12:36:00 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 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 38° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.92 meters/second, 1515.3 km/hour, 941.6 miles/hour or 818.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.69 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 02.5"941.25 miwest0° 05' 54.2"6.77 misouth941.00 mi
24 hours15° 03' 50.4"985.72 mieast1° 41' 58.1"116.90 misouth987.50 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 10:36 AM273 km170 miles148 nmSouthwest SW
Belo Horizonte *Tue 10:36 AM606 km377 miles327 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 9:36 AM660 km410 miles356 nmNorth N
Niterói *Tue 10:36 AM674 km419 miles364 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:36 AM685 km426 miles370 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Tue 10:36 AM1015 km631 miles548 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 10:36 AM1086 km675 miles586 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeTue 9:36 AM1250 km777 miles675 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaTue 9:36 AM1679 km1043 miles907 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Tue 9:36 AM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmWest-southwest WSW
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