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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 17:56:00 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 17:56:00 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
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 PM246 km153 miles133 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSun 2:56 PM358 km222 miles193 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Sun 3:56 PM771 km479 miles416 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSun 2:56 PM880 km547 miles475 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaSun 2:56 PM1005 km625 miles543 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 3:56 PM1192 km741 miles644 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sun 3:56 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 2:56 PM1413 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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