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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 Monday, July 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: 98%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:32 AM
Next phaseFull MoonTuesday, July 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 37' South, Longitude: 165° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.52 meters/second, 1488.7 km/hour, 925.0 miles/hour or 803.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.42 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth15.42 mi
1 hour14° 22' 40.1"924.70 miwest0° 01' 22.5"1.58 minorth924.77 mi
24 hours345° 14' 10.9"949.49 miwest1° 15' 09.8"86.18 minorth957.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaMon 10:44 PM104 km65 miles56 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaMon 10:44 PM508 km316 miles274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleMon 10:44 PM692 km430 miles374 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KingstonMon 11:14 PM854 km531 miles461 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaMon 11:44 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneMon 9:44 PM1440 km895 miles778 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 10:44 PM1483 km921 miles801 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AucklandMon 11:44 PM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SydneyMon 9:44 PM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaTue 12:44 AM1977 km1229 miles1068 nmEast E
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