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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 5:20:00 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 17:20:00 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
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 PM424 km264 miles229 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeSun 2:20 PM522 km324 miles282 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorSun 2:20 PM596 km370 miles322 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSun 3:20 PM947 km589 miles512 nmNorth N
FortalezaSun 2:20 PM1133 km704 miles612 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 PM1895 km1177 miles1023 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 2:20 PM2090 km1299 miles1128 nmNorthwest NW
CayenneSun 2:20 PM2870 km1783 miles1550 nmNorthwest NW

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