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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 Friday, March 16, 2012 at 21:00:00 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: 31%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, March 15, 2012 at 1:27 AM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 16, 2012 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' South, Longitude: 160° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.87 meters/second, 1525.9 km/hour, 948.2 miles/hour or 823.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.80 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 28' 06.9"947.91 miwest0° 06' 52.0"7.87 minorth948.27 mi
24 hours12° 24' 41.4"813.20 mieast3° 09' 37.9"217.34 minorth848.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 8:00 AM718 km446 miles388 nmSoutheast SE
LuganvilleSat 8:00 AM777 km483 miles420 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSat 8:00 AM815 km507 miles440 nmEast E
HoniaraSat 8:00 AM1031 km641 miles557 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 7:00 AM1246 km774 miles673 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsSat 7:00 AM1592 km989 miles860 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 7:00 AM1780 km1106 miles961 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaSat 9:00 AM1875 km1165 miles1013 nmEast E
Sydney *Sat 8:00 AM1923 km1195 miles1039 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenSat 9:00 AM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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