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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 8%
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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 17:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 14' South
Longitude: 44° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.33 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.97 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.5"958.03 miwest0° 08' 32.4"9.79 minorth958.42 mi
24 hours13° 24' 02.0"890.14 mieast3° 48' 08.7"261.44 minorth935.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Montes Claros *Sat 3:10 PM73 km46 miles40 nmSoutheast SE
Brasilia *Sat 3:10 PM388 km241 miles209 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Sat 3:10 PM392 km244 miles212 nmSouth S
Goiânia *Sat 3:10 PM538 km334 miles290 nmWest W
Vitória *Sat 3:10 PM615 km382 miles332 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSat 2:10 PM722 km449 miles390 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 3:10 PM755 km469 miles408 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sat 3:10 PM849 km528 miles458 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeSat 2:10 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 2:10 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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