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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: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 40° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.45 meters/second, 1495.6 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.6 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' 01.8"0.03 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.3"929.11 miwest0° 01' 52.7"2.16 minorth929.21 mi
24 hours15° 05' 07.1"975.83 mieast1° 27' 21.9"100.17 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 12:52 PM56 km35 miles30 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Campos *Thu 12:52 PM131 km82 miles71 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Niterói *Thu 12:52 PM350 km218 miles189 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:52 PM362 km225 miles195 nmSouthwest SW
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:52 PM362 km225 miles196 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:52 PM695 km432 miles375 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:52 AM892 km554 miles481 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Thu 12:52 PM946 km588 miles511 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeThu 11:52 AM1530 km951 miles826 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Thu 11:52 AM1815 km1128 miles980 nmWest-southwest WSW
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