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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 Wednesday, December 12, 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

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 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' South, Longitude: 23° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.85 meters/second, 1497.0 km/hour, 930.2 miles/hour or 808.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.4"929.90 miwest0° 02' 21.0"2.70 misouth929.78 mi
24 hours15° 21' 11.4"993.98 mieast0° 12' 02.7"13.81 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
SalvadorWed 9:36 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeWed 9:36 AM1876 km1165 miles1013 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownWed 12:36 PM1912 km1188 miles1033 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 10:36 AM2088 km1297 miles1127 nmWest W
São Paulo *Wed 10:36 AM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 9:36 AM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Wed 10:36 AM2669 km1658 miles1441 nmWest W
MonroviaWed 12:36 PM3271 km2032 miles1766 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 12:36 PM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémWed 9:36 AM3477 km2160 miles1877 nmNorthwest NW

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