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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, November 13, 2012 at 01:26:00 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: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' South, Longitude: 141° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.44 meters/second, 1542.4 km/hour, 958.4 miles/hour or 832.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.97 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 24' 17.0"958.10 miwest0° 08' 54.0"10.20 misouth957.80 mi
24 hours14° 37' 35.5"972.85 mieast3° 00' 44.8"207.17 misouth987.05 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonTue 11:26 AM211 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsTue 11:26 AM427 km265 miles230 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekTue 10:56 AM915 km569 miles494 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyTue 11:26 AM919 km571 miles496 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsTue 10:56 AM1202 km747 miles649 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinTue 10:56 AM1255 km780 miles678 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraTue 10:26 AM1489 km925 miles804 nmNorth N
BrisbaneTue 11:26 AM1716 km1066 miles926 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariTue 10:26 AM1877 km1167 miles1014 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliTue 10:26 AM1955 km1214 miles1055 nmWest-northwest WNW
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