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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 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 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° 39' 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
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.28 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 27' 42.1"976.88 miwest0° 10' 23.6"11.91 minorth977.28 mi
24 hours12° 30' 19.4"844.76 mieast4° 22' 30.9"300.71 minorth902.58 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 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 2:06 PM961 km597 miles519 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSun 3:06 PM992 km616 miles536 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSun 2:06 PM1375 km854 miles742 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 3:06 PM1847 km1147 miles997 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 3:06 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Sun 3:06 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 2:06 PM2407 km1495 miles1299 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSun 5:06 PM2611 km1622 miles1410 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaSun 5:06 PM2941 km1828 miles1588 nmNortheast NE

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