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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 17:20:00 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 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 12' South, Longitude: 46° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.39 meters/second, 1542.2 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 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' 23.3"958.08 miwest0° 08' 33.1"9.80 minorth958.47 mi
24 hours13° 23' 41.1"889.79 mieast3° 48' 25.4"261.74 minorth935.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Brasilia *Sat 3:20 PM163 km101 miles88 nmWest-northwest WNW
Goiânia *Sat 3:20 PM312 km194 miles169 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Sat 3:20 PM475 km295 miles256 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Barra do GarçasSat 2:20 PM626 km389 miles338 nmWest W
Pirassununga *Sat 3:20 PM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sat 3:20 PM815 km507 miles440 nmSouth S
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 3:20 PM822 km511 miles444 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorSat 2:20 PM927 km576 miles501 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Sat 2:20 PM1539 km957 miles831 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSat 2:20 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmNortheast NE
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