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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 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 07' South
Longitude: 56° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.39 meters/second, 1574.6 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.31 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 52.5"978.34 miwest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 minorth978.73 mi
24 hours12° 26' 27.6"841.49 mieast4° 24' 20.5"302.82 minorth900.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Barra do GarçasSun 3:56 PM615 km382 miles332 nmSoutheast SE
Brasilia *Sun 4:56 PM1010 km627 miles545 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManausSun 2:56 PM1071 km665 miles578 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreSun 2:56 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoSun 2:56 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmWest W
La PazSun 2:56 PM1351 km840 miles730 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Sun 3:56 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmSouth S
BelémSun 3:56 PM1470 km914 miles794 nmNortheast NE
São Paulo *Sun 4:56 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmSoutheast SE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 4:56 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmSoutheast SE
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