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 symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun symbolizes the position of the sun.
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- 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: . 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: . 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.
Fraction of moon illuminated: 16%
Position of the Moon
On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
|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:
|Time||Longitude difference||Latitude difference||Total|
|1 minute||0° 14' 27.7"||16.29 mi||west||0° 00' 10.3"||0.20 mi||north||16.29 mi|
|1 hour||14° 27' 43.4"||977.14 mi||west||0° 10' 24.3"||11.92 mi||north||977.53 mi|
|24 hours||12° 29' 47.5"||844.36 mi||east||4° 22' 46.2"||301.02 mi||north||902.29 mi|
Locations with the moon near zenith
The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
|Maceió||Sun 2:20 PM||402 km||250 miles||217 nm|| NW|
|Recife||Sun 2:20 PM||506 km||314 miles||273 nm|| NNW|
|Salvador||Sun 2:20 PM||567 km||352 miles||306 nm|| W|
|Fernando de Noronha||Sun 3:20 PM||944 km||587 miles||510 nm|| N|
|Fortaleza||Sun 2:20 PM||1119 km||695 miles||604 nm|| NNW|
|Rio de Janeiro *||Sun 3:20 PM||1570 km||976 miles||848 nm|| SW|
|Brasilia *||Sun 3:20 PM||1619 km||1006 miles||874 nm|| WSW|
|São Paulo *||Sun 3:20 PM||1875 km||1165 miles||1012 nm|| SW|
|Belém||Sun 2:20 PM||2067 km||1284 miles||1116 nm|| NW|
|Cayenne||Sun 2:20 PM||2847 km||1769 miles||1537 nm|| NW|
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