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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 17:20:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

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 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 24' South, Longitude: 33° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.85 meters/second, 1572.6 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
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 43.3"977.06 miwest0° 10' 24.4"11.92 minorth977.45 mi
24 hours12° 29' 49.9"844.34 mieast4° 22' 45.1"300.98 minorth902.25 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 PM423 km263 miles228 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeSun 2:20 PM517 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorSun 2:20 PM596 km370 miles322 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSun 3:20 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNorth N
FortalezaSun 2:20 PM1135 km705 miles613 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 3:20 PM1589 km987 miles858 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 3:20 PM1647 km1023 miles889 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Sun 3:20 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 2:20 PM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmNorthwest NW
CayenneSun 2:20 PM2870 km1783 miles1550 nmNorthwest NW

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