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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 14:46:00 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 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 38° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.44 meters/second, 1495.6 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
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.2"929.02 miwest0° 01' 51.7"2.13 minorth929.11 mi
24 hours15° 05' 16.2"975.90 mieast1° 26' 56.3"99.67 minorth985.51 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 12:46 PM159 km99 miles86 nmWest-northwest WNW
Niterói *Thu 12:46 PM495 km307 miles267 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:46 PM506 km314 miles273 nmWest-southwest WSW
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:46 PM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:46 PM856 km532 miles462 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:46 AM864 km537 miles467 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Thu 12:46 PM1097 km682 miles593 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 11:46 AM1466 km911 miles792 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaThu 11:46 AM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 11:46 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmWest-southwest WSW

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