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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 5:56:00 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 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 18' South, Longitude: 41° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.05 meters/second, 1573.4 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.6 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' 46.7"977.51 miWest0° 10' 26.5"11.96 miNorth977.90 mi
24 hours12° 28' 34.6"843.26 miEast4° 23' 21.1"301.67 miNorth901.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JequiéSun 2:56 PM248 km154 miles134 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSun 2:56 PM359 km223 miles194 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Sun 3:56 PM771 km479 miles416 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSun 2:56 PM881 km547 miles476 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaSun 2:56 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 3:56 PM1192 km741 miles644 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sun 3:56 PM1351 km839 miles729 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 2:56 PM1412 km878 miles763 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sun 2:56 PM2207 km1371 miles1192 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneSun 2:56 PM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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