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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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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 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 16' South, Longitude: 44° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.10 meters/second, 1573.6 km/hour, 977.8 miles/hour or 849.7 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 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 47.7"977.63 miwest0° 10' 27.0"11.97 minorth978.03 mi
24 hours12° 28' 13.7"842.96 mieast4° 23' 30.9"301.85 minorth901.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasSun 3:06 PM93 km58 miles50 nmWest W
Brasilia *Sun 4:06 PM564 km350 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorSun 3:06 PM617 km383 miles333 nmEast E
RecifeSun 3:06 PM1111 km691 miles600 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaSun 3:06 PM1122 km697 miles606 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:06 PM1189 km739 miles642 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sun 4:06 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 3:06 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sun 3:06 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmSouthwest SW
ManausSun 2:06 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmWest-northwest WNW
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