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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 12:46:00 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 12:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' South, Longitude: 40° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.88 meters/second, 1515.2 km/hour, 941.5 miles/hour or 818.1 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' 05.9"0.11 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 01.8"941.14 miwest0° 05' 52.9"6.74 misouth940.89 mi
24 hours15° 04' 03.4"985.86 mieast1° 41' 22.7"116.23 misouth987.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Governador Valadares *Tue 10:46 AM148 km92 miles80 nmWest W
Teófilo Otoni *Tue 10:46 AM154 km95 miles83 nmNorthwest NW
Vitória *Tue 10:46 AM155 km96 miles83 nmSouth S
Belo Horizonte *Tue 10:46 AM359 km223 miles194 nmWest-southwest WSW
Niterói *Tue 10:46 AM510 km317 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:46 AM521 km324 miles281 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorTue 9:46 AM699 km434 miles377 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Tue 10:46 AM809 km503 miles437 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Tue 10:46 AM849 km528 miles458 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeTue 9:46 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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