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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 is probably impossible 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 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 42' South, Longitude: 54° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.59 meters/second, 1496.1 km/hour, 929.7 miles/hour or 807.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 41.8"929.33 miwest0° 02' 00.2"2.30 misouth929.23 mi
24 hours15° 21' 15.9"993.52 mieast0° 03' 35.6"4.12 misouth993.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campo Grande *Wed 11:46 AM34 km21 miles19 nmNorth N
Pedro Juan Caballero *Wed 11:46 AM239 km148 miles129 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ciudad del Este *Wed 11:46 AM532 km331 miles287 nmSouth S
Foz do Iguaçu *Wed 12:46 PM536 km333 miles289 nmSouth S
Barra do GarçasWed 11:46 AM584 km363 miles315 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Wed 11:46 AM599 km372 miles324 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 10:46 AM832 km517 miles449 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM873 km542 miles471 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Wed 12:46 PM887 km551 miles479 nmNortheast NE
SucreWed 10:46 AM1140 km708 miles616 nmWest W

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