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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 Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:44:00 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: 94%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterMonday, May 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, June 4, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 57' South, Longitude: 154° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.67 meters/second, 1525.2 km/hour, 947.7 miles/hour or 823.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.79 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 23' 46.7"947.40 miwest0° 08' 02.2"9.21 misouth947.08 mi
24 hours14° 48' 06.3"974.06 mieast2° 35' 33.9"178.34 misouth982.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 9:44 PM884 km549 miles477 nmWest W
BrisbaneSat 9:44 PM1059 km658 miles572 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 10:44 PM1139 km708 miles615 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbySat 9:44 PM1196 km743 miles646 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaSat 10:44 PM1383 km860 miles747 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSat 10:44 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmEast E
SydneySat 9:44 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmSouth S
CanberraSat 9:44 PM1981 km1231 miles1069 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsSat 9:14 PM2191 km1361 miles1183 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraSat 8:44 PM2241 km1393 miles1210 nmNorthwest NW

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