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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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 19:52:00 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: 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 19:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 53' South, Longitude: 45° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.63 meters/second, 1615.1 km/hour, 1003.6 miles/hour or 872.1 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 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.7"1003.50 miwest0° 11' 40.8"13.38 minorth1003.68 mi
24 hours11° 09' 47.6"771.19 mieast4° 37' 40.0"317.97 minorth834.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São LuisTue 4:52 PM150 km93 miles81 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémTue 4:52 PM360 km224 miles194 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 4:52 PM783 km487 miles423 nmEast E
CayenneTue 4:52 PM1146 km712 miles619 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 4:52 PM1317 km819 miles711 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorTue 4:52 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboTue 4:52 PM1436 km893 miles776 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Tue 5:52 PM1450 km901 miles783 nmSouth S
ManausTue 3:52 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmWest W
GeorgetownTue 3:52 PM1762 km1095 miles952 nmNorthwest NW
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