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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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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 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 35° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.74 meters/second, 1496.7 km/hour, 930.0 miles/hour or 808.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 43.9"929.66 miwest0° 02' 13.0"2.54 misouth929.56 mi
24 hours15° 21' 15.0"993.83 mieast0° 08' 45.2"10.04 misouth993.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Wed 11:26 AM521 km324 miles281 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:26 AM847 km527 miles458 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorWed 10:26 AM913 km567 miles493 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:26 AM1206 km749 miles651 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeWed 10:26 AM1390 km864 miles751 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Wed 11:26 AM1428 km887 miles771 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:26 AM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Wed 10:26 AM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 10:26 AM2558 km1590 miles1381 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Wed 11:26 AM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmSouthwest SW

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