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 17:56:00 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 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
|Latitude: ||12° 17' ||South|
|Longitude: ||41° 59' ||West|
The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.05 meters/second, 1573.4 km/hour, 977.7 miles/hour or 849.6 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||16.30 mi|
|1 hour||14° 27' 46.9"||977.59 mi||west||0° 10' 26.5"||11.96 mi||north||977.98 mi|
|24 hours||12° 28' 32.3"||843.28 mi||east||4° 23' 22.1"||301.71 mi||north||901.45 mi|
Locations with the moon near zenith
The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
|Salvador||Sun 2:56 PM||387 km||240 miles||209 nm|| ESE|
|Brasilia *||Sun 3:56 PM||747 km||464 miles||403 nm|| WSW|
|Recife||Sun 2:56 PM||905 km||562 miles||488 nm|| ENE|
|Fortaleza||Sun 2:56 PM||1016 km||631 miles||548 nm|| NNE|
|Rio de Janeiro *||Sun 3:56 PM||1189 km||739 miles||642 nm|| S|
|São Paulo *||Sun 3:56 PM||1342 km||834 miles||725 nm|| SSW|
|Belém||Sun 2:56 PM||1398 km||868 miles||755 nm|| NNW|
|Asuncion *||Sun 2:56 PM||2186 km||1358 miles||1180 nm|| SW|
|Cayenne||Sun 2:56 PM||2223 km||1381 miles||1200 nm|| NNW|
|Manaus||Sun 1:56 PM||2233 km||1387 miles||1206 nm|| WNW|
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