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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: 16%

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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 26' South, Longitude: 29° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.77 meters/second, 1572.4 km/hour, 977.0 miles/hour or 849.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.28 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 42.2"976.96 miwest0° 10' 23.6"11.91 minorth977.36 mi
24 hours12° 30' 16.9"844.78 mieast4° 22' 32.0"300.75 minorth902.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 2:06 PM724 km450 miles391 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 2:06 PM931 km579 miles503 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSun 3:06 PM983 km611 miles531 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSun 2:06 PM1353 km841 miles731 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 3:06 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 3:06 PM1974 km1226 miles1066 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Sun 3:06 PM2153 km1338 miles1162 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 2:06 PM2381 km1479 miles1286 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSun 5:06 PM2640 km1640 miles1425 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSun 5:06 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmNortheast NE
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