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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: 26%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 46° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.37 meters/second, 1599.7 km/hour, 994.0 miles/hour or 863.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.57 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.0"994.01 miwest0° 11' 26.6"13.11 minorth994.31 mi
24 hours11° 42' 01.7"802.15 mieast4° 38' 36.3"319.09 minorth866.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Araguaína *Mon 5:06 PM205 km127 miles111 nmWest-northwest WNW
BelémMon 4:06 PM726 km451 miles392 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Mon 5:06 PM912 km567 miles492 nmSouth S
FortalezaMon 4:06 PM970 km603 miles524 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorMon 4:06 PM1047 km651 miles565 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeMon 4:06 PM1272 km791 miles687 nmEast E
CayenneMon 4:06 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausMon 3:06 PM1590 km988 miles859 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 5:06 PM1727 km1073 miles932 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Mon 5:06 PM1758 km1093 miles949 nmSouth S
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