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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 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 11' South, Longitude: 48° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.44 meters/second, 1542.4 km/hour, 958.4 miles/hour or 832.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.97 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 25' 24.2"958.21 miwest0° 08' 34.2"9.82 minorth958.60 mi
24 hours13° 23' 17.9"889.47 mieast3° 48' 44.1"262.09 minorth934.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Anápolis *Sat 3:30 PM21 km13 miles11 nmSouthwest SW
Goiânia *Sat 3:30 PM78 km48 miles42 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sat 3:30 PM110 km68 miles59 nmEast-northeast ENE
Barra do GarçasSat 2:30 PM369 km229 miles199 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Sat 3:30 PM655 km407 miles353 nmSoutheast SE
Pirassununga *Sat 3:30 PM660 km410 miles357 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Sat 3:30 PM849 km528 miles459 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 3:30 PM956 km594 miles516 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSat 2:30 PM1170 km727 miles632 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Sat 2:30 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmSouthwest SW

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