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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 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 24' South, Longitude: 33° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.85 meters/second, 1572.7 km/hour, 977.2 miles/hour or 849.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 43.5"977.14 miwest0° 10' 24.4"11.92 minorth977.53 mi
24 hours12° 29' 47.6"844.36 mieast4° 22' 46.2"301.02 minorth902.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaceióSun 2:20 PM402 km250 miles217 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeSun 2:20 PM506 km314 miles273 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorSun 2:20 PM567 km352 miles306 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSun 3:20 PM944 km587 miles510 nmNorth N
FortalezaSun 2:20 PM1119 km695 miles604 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 3:20 PM1570 km976 miles848 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 3:20 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Sun 3:20 PM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 2:20 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmNorthwest NW
CayenneSun 2:20 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmNorthwest NW
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