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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 23, 2012 at 07:40:00 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: 56%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 07:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 00' South, Longitude: 160° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.43 meters/second, 1509.9 km/hour, 938.2 miles/hour or 815.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.64 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 25' 45.3"937.96 miwest0° 04' 17.0"4.91 minorth938.18 mi
24 hours13° 24' 52.5"872.04 mieast2° 14' 47.6"154.52 minorth891.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSun 6:40 PM711 km442 miles384 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuganvilleSun 6:40 PM904 km562 miles488 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSun 6:40 PM907 km564 miles490 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSun 5:40 PM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraSun 6:40 PM1170 km727 miles632 nmNorth N
CairnsSun 5:40 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmWest W
SydneySun 5:40 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySun 5:40 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaSun 7:40 PM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmEast E
CanberraSun 5:40 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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