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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.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

UTC time = Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:16:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' South, Longitude: 18° 21' 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:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.51 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miSouth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 21' 46.0"929.99 miWest0° 02' 24.1"2.76 miSouth929.87 mi
24 hours15° 21' 09.4"994.03 miEast0° 13' 20.0"15.29 miSouth993.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:16 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeWed 9:16 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorWed 9:16 AM2304 km1431 miles1244 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 10:16 AM2579 km1602 miles1392 nmWest W
FortalezaWed 9:16 AM2875 km1787 miles1552 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Wed 10:16 AM2933 km1822 miles1584 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaWed 12:16 PM3090 km1920 miles1669 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Wed 10:16 AM3165 km1967 miles1709 nmWest W
FreetownWed 12:16 PM3267 km2030 miles1764 nmNorth N
AbidjanWed 12:16 PM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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