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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: 10%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, December 9, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 16:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 52' South, Longitude: 30° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.34 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.89 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 11.2"953.49 miwest0° 06' 32.8"7.50 minorth953.80 mi
24 hours14° 00' 03.3"926.88 mieast3° 05' 50.3"212.96 minorth957.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorThu 1:32 PM922 km573 miles498 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 1:32 PM1061 km659 miles573 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 2:32 PM1451 km902 miles783 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 1:32 PM1675 km1041 miles905 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 2:32 PM1801 km1119 miles973 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 2:32 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmWest W
BelémThu 1:32 PM2571 km1598 miles1388 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownThu 4:32 PM2691 km1672 miles1453 nmEast E
Asuncion *Thu 1:32 PM2923 km1816 miles1578 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 2:32 PM3208 km1993 miles1732 nmSouthwest SW

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