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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 16:20:00 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

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
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 PM792 km492 miles428 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 1:20 PM964 km599 miles521 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 2:20 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSat 1:20 PM1568 km974 miles847 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Sat 2:20 PM1700 km1056 miles918 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sat 2:20 PM1726 km1072 miles932 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 1:20 PM2445 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 PM3164 km1966 miles1709 nmSouthwest SW

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