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 symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun symbolizes the position of the sun.
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- The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC.
- The Sun's position is marked with this 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: . 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.
The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.
Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%
Position of the Moon
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
|Latitude: ||20° 37' ||South|
|Longitude: ||18° 37' ||West|
The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.89 meters/second, 1497.2 km/hour, 930.3 miles/hour or 808.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:
|Time||Longitude difference||Latitude difference||Total|
|1 minute||0° 14' 21.8"||15.51 mi||west||0° 00' 02.5"||0.05 mi||south||15.51 mi|
|1 hour||14° 21' 46.0"||930.05 mi||west||0° 02' 24.1"||2.75 mi||south||929.93 mi|
|24 hours||15° 21' 09.5"||994.10 mi||east||0° 13' 15.7"||15.21 mi||south||993.49 mi|
Locations with the moon near zenith
The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
|Jamestown||Wed 12:16 PM||1458 km||906 miles||787 nm|| ENE|
|Recife||Wed 9:16 AM||2232 km||1387 miles||1205 nm|| NW|
|Salvador||Wed 9:16 AM||2278 km||1416 miles||1230 nm|| WNW|
|Rio de Janeiro *||Wed 10:16 AM||2551 km||1585 miles||1378 nm|| W|
|Fortaleza||Wed 9:16 AM||2857 km||1775 miles||1543 nm|| NW|
|São Paulo *||Wed 10:16 AM||2905 km||1805 miles||1569 nm|| WSW|
|Monrovia||Wed 12:16 PM||3098 km||1925 miles||1673 nm|| NNE|
|Brasilia *||Wed 10:16 AM||3137 km||1949 miles||1694 nm|| W|
|Freetown||Wed 12:16 PM||3272 km||2033 miles||1767 nm|| N|
|Abidjan||Wed 12:16 PM||3282 km||2039 miles||1772 nm|| NNE|
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