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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 18:16:00 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 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 14' South, Longitude: 46° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.16 meters/second, 1573.8 km/hour, 977.9 miles/hour or 849.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.30 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 48.6"977.76 miwest0° 10' 27.6"11.98 minorth978.15 mi
24 hours12° 27' 53.0"842.66 mieast4° 23' 40.8"302.04 minorth900.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasSun 3:16 PM170 km106 miles92 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sun 4:16 PM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Goiânia *Sun 4:16 PM579 km360 miles313 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorSun 3:16 PM878 km545 miles474 nmEast E
BelémSun 3:16 PM1212 km753 miles655 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:16 PM1240 km770 miles669 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Sun 4:16 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSouth S
FortalezaSun 3:16 PM1283 km797 miles693 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 3:16 PM1355 km842 miles732 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausSun 2:16 PM1797 km1117 miles970 nmWest-northwest WNW

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