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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 = Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:06:00 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: 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
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 PM751 km467 miles406 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 2:06 PM960 km597 miles519 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSun 3:06 PM997 km620 miles539 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSun 2:06 PM1371 km852 miles740 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 PM2175 km1352 miles1174 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 2:06 PM2405 km1494 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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