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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 15:42:00 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 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 52° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.53 meters/second, 1495.9 km/hour, 929.5 miles/hour or 807.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 46.8"929.22 miwest0° 02' 00.5"2.30 minorth929.33 mi
24 hours15° 04' 04.0"974.79 mieast1° 30' 16.8"103.51 minorth984.96 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 *Thu 12:42 PM241 km150 miles130 nmWest W
Pirassununga *Thu 1:42 PM525 km326 miles283 nmEast-southeast ESE
Barra do GarçasThu 12:42 PM536 km333 miles290 nmNorth N
Goiânia *Thu 1:42 PM546 km339 miles295 nmNortheast NE
Ciudad del Este *Thu 12:42 PM579 km360 miles313 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Foz do Iguaçu *Thu 1:42 PM581 km361 miles314 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Campinas *Thu 1:42 PM589 km366 miles318 nmEast-southeast ESE
Curitiba *Thu 1:42 PM603 km375 miles326 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Thu 1:42 PM663 km412 miles358 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Thu 1:42 PM719 km447 miles388 nmNortheast NE

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