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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.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

UTC time = Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 4:20:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 8%

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 16:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 21' South, Longitude: 32° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.03 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.96 miWest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.4"957.28 miWest0° 08' 27.4"9.69 miNorth957.68 mi
24 hours13° 26' 01.4"891.74 miEast3° 46' 31.9"259.57 miNorth936.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 1:20 PM791 km491 miles427 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 1:20 PM969 km602 miles523 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 2:20 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSat 1:20 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Sat 2:20 PM1700 km1056 miles918 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sat 2:20 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 1:20 PM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownSat 4:20 PM2810 km1746 miles1517 nmEast E
Asuncion *Sat 1:20 PM2840 km1765 miles1533 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sat 2:20 PM3166 km1967 miles1710 nmSouthwest SW

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