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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 5:10:00 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 17:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 14' South, Longitude: 44° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.33 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.1 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' 22.2"957.94 miWest0° 08' 32.2"9.78 miNorth958.34 mi
24 hours13° 24' 04.6"890.12 miEast3° 48' 06.6"261.38 miNorth935.27 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 PM57 km36 miles31 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo Horizonte *Sat 3:10 PM409 km254 miles221 nmSouth S
Brasilia *Sat 3:10 PM416 km259 miles225 nmWest W
Goiânia *Sat 3:10 PM561 km349 miles303 nmWest W
Vitória *Sat 3:10 PM598 km372 miles323 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSat 2:10 PM696 km433 miles376 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 3:10 PM751 km467 miles406 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sat 3:10 PM856 km532 miles462 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeSat 2:10 PM1342 km834 miles725 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 2:10 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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