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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 14:08:00 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 phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 44' South, Longitude: 146° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.33 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 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' 42.2"1002.81 miwest0° 11' 48.1"13.51 minorth1003.01 mi
24 hours11° 09' 48.4"770.55 mieast4° 43' 02.3"324.12 minorth837.05 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenSat 12:08 AM325 km202 miles176 nmSouthwest SW
LaeSat 12:08 AM342 km212 miles184 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraFri 11:08 PM631 km392 miles341 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 12:08 AM641 km398 miles346 nmSouth S
BukaSat 12:08 AM953 km592 miles514 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 11:08 PM1392 km865 miles752 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSat 12:08 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 1:08 AM1640 km1019 miles886 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirSat 1:08 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNortheast NE
MelekeokFri 11:08 PM1792 km1114 miles968 nmNorthwest NW

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