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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, August 31, 2012 at 13:48:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 48' South, Longitude: 151° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.29 meters/second, 1613.8 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 41.4"1002.72 miwest0° 11' 47.9"13.51 minorth1002.92 mi
24 hours11° 10' 03.6"770.78 mieast4° 43' 04.1"324.16 minorth837.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaFri 11:48 PM436 km271 miles235 nmEast-southeast ESE
LaeFri 11:48 PM559 km348 miles302 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaFri 11:48 PM564 km350 miles304 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:48 PM760 km472 miles410 nmSouthwest SW
GizoSat 12:48 AM795 km494 miles429 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSat 12:48 AM1161 km721 miles627 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:48 PM1163 km723 miles628 nmWest W
PalikirSat 12:48 AM1422 km883 miles768 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsFri 11:48 PM1564 km972 miles844 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenSat 1:48 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmEast-northeast ENE

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