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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 6:56:00 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: 26%

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 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 43' South, Longitude: 43° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.33 meters/second, 1599.6 km/hour, 993.9 miles/hour or 863.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.56 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miNorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 29' 56.0"993.84 miWest0° 11' 26.3"13.10 miNorth994.15 mi
24 hours11° 42' 19.3"802.37 miEast4° 38' 33.4"319.01 miNorth866.72 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaMon 3:56 PM726 km451 miles392 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorMon 3:56 PM818 km508 miles442 nmSoutheast SE
BelémMon 3:56 PM870 km540 miles470 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 3:56 PM974 km605 miles526 nmEast E
Brasilia *Mon 4:56 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 4:56 PM1689 km1050 miles912 nmSouth S
CayenneMon 3:56 PM1694 km1053 miles915 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Mon 4:56 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmSouth S
ManausMon 2:56 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboMon 3:56 PM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorthwest NW

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