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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 13:26:00 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 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 35° 06' 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' 44.0"929.67 miwest0° 02' 13.1"2.54 misouth929.56 mi
24 hours15° 21' 14.9"993.83 mieast0° 08' 49.5"10.12 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 AM549 km341 miles296 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:26 AM874 km543 miles472 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorWed 10:26 AM924 km574 miles499 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:26 AM1232 km766 miles665 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeWed 10:26 AM1389 km863 miles750 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Wed 11:26 AM1454 km904 miles785 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:26 AM1908 km1186 miles1030 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 10:26 AM2364 km1469 miles1276 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 10:26 AM2575 km1600 miles1390 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Wed 11:26 AM2599 km1615 miles1403 nmSouthwest SW

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