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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 = Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:06:00 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: 36%

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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 02' South, Longitude: 34° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.55 meters/second, 1614.8 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 871.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.72 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miNorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.4"1003.32 miWest0° 11' 41.0"13.38 miNorth1003.50 mi
24 hours11° 10' 34.9"771.99 miEast4° 37' 53.6"318.23 miNorth835.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaTue 5:06 PM241 km150 miles130 nmEast-southeast ESE
NatalTue 4:06 PM318 km197 miles171 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaTue 4:06 PM460 km286 miles248 nmWest W
RecifeTue 4:06 PM557 km346 miles301 nmSouth S
SalvadorTue 4:06 PM1186 km737 miles641 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémTue 4:06 PM1570 km975 miles848 nmWest W
Brasilia *Tue 5:06 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneTue 4:06 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmWest-northwest WNW
PraiaTue 6:06 PM2323 km1443 miles1254 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 5:06 PM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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