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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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 19:06:00 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: 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 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 46° 09' 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
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.57 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 29' 56.8"993.93 miwest0° 11' 26.5"13.11 minorth994.23 mi
24 hours11° 42' 03.5"802.12 mieast4° 38' 36.0"319.06 minorth866.49 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 PM234 km145 miles126 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Félix do XinguMon 4:06 PM655 km407 miles354 nmWest W
BelémMon 4:06 PM736 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Mon 5:06 PM917 km570 miles495 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaMon 4:06 PM943 km586 miles509 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorMon 4:06 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeMon 4:06 PM1243 km772 miles671 nmEast E
CayenneMon 4:06 PM1555 km966 miles840 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausMon 3:06 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 5:06 PM1721 km1069 miles929 nmSouth S

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