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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, October 21, 2012 at 06:56:00 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: 41%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 06:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 17' South, Longitude: 154° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.09 meters/second, 1526.7 km/hour, 948.7 miles/hour or 824.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.81 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 26' 21.1"948.42 miwest0° 06' 22.6"7.31 minorth948.74 mi
24 hours13° 04' 41.6"859.06 mieast2° 59' 45.2"206.01 minorth890.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSun 4:56 PM889 km552 miles480 nmWest W
BrisbaneSun 4:56 PM1023 km635 miles552 nmSouth S
HoniaraSun 5:56 PM1170 km727 miles632 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbySun 4:56 PM1225 km761 miles661 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaSun 5:56 PM1370 km851 miles740 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSun 5:56 PM1514 km941 miles817 nmEast E
Sydney *Sun 5:56 PM1749 km1087 miles944 nmSouth S
Canberra *Sun 5:56 PM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsSun 4:26 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraSun 3:56 PM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmNorthwest NW

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