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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 Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 02:00:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 02:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 38' South, Longitude: 146° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.95 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.70 miwest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 24.8"1001.90 miwest0° 12' 45.3"14.61 misouth1001.95 mi
24 hours12° 24' 43.6"858.21 mieast5° 03' 15.9"347.30 misouth923.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenSun 12:00 Noon549 km341 miles296 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LaeSun 12:00 Noon565 km351 miles305 nmSouth S
JayapuraSun 11:00 AM686 km426 miles370 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 12:00 Noon867 km538 miles468 nmSouth S
BukaSun 12:00 Noon970 km603 miles524 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariSun 11:00 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmWest W
PalikirSun 1:00 PM1576 km980 miles851 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaSun 12:00 Noon1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorth N
MelekeokSun 11:00 AM1688 km1049 miles911 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraSun 1:00 PM1692 km1052 miles914 nmEast-southeast ESE

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