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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:32:00 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 is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 35° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.42 meters/second, 1495.5 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 44.6"928.97 miwest0° 01' 49.4"2.09 minorth929.06 mi
24 hours15° 05' 33.9"976.17 mieast1° 26' 06.0"98.71 minorth985.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Thu 12:32 PM503 km313 miles272 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:32 PM826 km513 miles446 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:32 AM919 km571 miles496 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:32 PM1184 km736 miles639 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeThu 11:32 AM1404 km872 miles758 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Thu 12:32 PM1415 km879 miles764 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 11:32 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 11:32 AM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:32 PM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmSouthwest SW
BelémThu 11:32 AM2558 km1590 miles1381 nmNorthwest NW
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