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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, September 17, 2012 at 02:10:00 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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 02:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 43' South, Longitude: 156° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.57 meters/second, 1600.4 km/hour, 994.5 miles/hour or 864.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.57 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.5"994.30 miwest0° 12' 21.5"14.15 misouth994.19 mi
24 hours12° 51' 38.4"883.50 mieast4° 44' 08.9"325.47 misouth936.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaMon 12:10 PM147 km92 miles80 nmWest-northwest WNW
GizoMon 1:10 PM154 km96 miles83 nmSouth S
BukaMon 12:10 PM276 km171 miles149 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraMon 1:10 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyMon 12:10 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenMon 2:10 PM1314 km817 miles710 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirMon 1:10 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorth N
CairnsMon 12:10 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaMon 1:10 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraMon 11:10 AM1845 km1146 miles996 nmWest-northwest WNW
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