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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 15:56:00 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 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 55° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.56 meters/second, 1496.0 km/hour, 929.6 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' 21.8"15.49 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 47.3"929.28 miwest0° 02' 02.8"2.35 minorth929.39 mi
24 hours15° 03' 45.6"974.51 mieast1° 31' 06.9"104.46 minorth984.82 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 12:56 PM117 km73 miles63 nmEast-northeast ENE
Pedro Juan Caballero *Thu 12:56 PM201 km125 miles108 nmSouth S
Fuerte Olimpo *Thu 12:56 PM233 km145 miles126 nmWest W
Ciudad del Este *Thu 12:56 PM540 km336 miles292 nmSouth S
Asuncion *Thu 12:56 PM544 km338 miles294 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Foz do Iguaçu *Thu 1:56 PM544 km338 miles294 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Barra do GarçasThu 12:56 PM644 km400 miles348 nmNortheast NE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:56 AM739 km459 miles399 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Thu 1:56 PM982 km610 miles530 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Thu 1:56 PM986 km613 miles533 nmEast-northeast ENE

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