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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.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

UTC time = Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:06:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 25%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 52' South, Longitude: 31° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.13 meters/second, 1598.9 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.56 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miNorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 29' 52.3"993.39 miWest0° 11' 25.1"13.08 miNorth993.70 mi
24 hours11° 43' 39.3"803.58 miEast4° 38' 20.1"318.76 miNorth867.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 3:06 PM359 km223 miles194 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaMon 4:06 PM453 km281 miles245 nmNorth N
NatalMon 3:06 PM455 km283 miles246 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióMon 3:06 PM491 km305 miles265 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 3:06 PM889 km552 miles480 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 3:06 PM938 km583 miles506 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 4:06 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 3:06 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 4:06 PM2077 km1290 miles1121 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Mon 4:06 PM2360 km1466 miles1274 nmSouthwest SW

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