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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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 08:38:00 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: 45%

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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 03' South, Longitude: 132° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.07 meters/second, 1497.9 km/hour, 930.7 miles/hour or 808.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.51 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.1"930.42 miwest0° 01' 15.3"1.44 minorth930.49 mi
24 hours13° 55' 33.2"899.08 mieast1° 07' 05.9"76.93 minorth905.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekSat 6:08 PM262 km163 miles141 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsSat 6:08 PM341 km212 miles184 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinSat 6:08 PM961 km597 miles519 nmNorth N
EuclaSat 5:23 PM1222 km759 miles660 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 6:38 PM1503 km934 miles812 nmEast-northeast ENE
DiliSat 5:38 PM1553 km965 miles839 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdelaideSat 6:08 PM1662 km1033 miles898 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PerthSat 4:38 PM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbySat 6:38 PM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmNortheast NE
MelbourneSat 6:38 PM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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