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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 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 08:32:00 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: 63%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 08:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 16' South, Longitude: 156° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.92 meters/second, 1583.7 km/hour, 984.1 miles/hour or 855.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.40 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.8"983.94 miwest0° 10' 10.1"11.65 minorth984.30 mi
24 hours11° 36' 26.9"787.45 mieast4° 14' 58.3"292.05 minorth844.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoTue 7:32 PM357 km222 miles193 nmNorth N
HoniaraTue 7:32 PM458 km284 miles247 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaTue 6:32 PM563 km350 miles304 nmNorth N
BukaTue 6:32 PM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbyTue 6:32 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmWest W
CairnsTue 6:32 PM1288 km800 miles695 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaTue 7:32 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenTue 8:32 PM1677 km1042 miles905 nmNortheast NE
BrisbaneTue 6:32 PM1824 km1133 miles985 nmSouth S
JayapuraTue 5:32 PM1966 km1221 miles1061 nmWest-northwest WNW

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