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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 02:56:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 02:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 06' South, Longitude: 134° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.22 meters/second, 1512.8 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.67 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 22' 32.7"939.68 miwest0° 05' 41.1"6.52 misouth939.44 mi
24 hours15° 08' 57.4"990.22 mieast1° 35' 01.1"108.94 misouth991.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekWed 12:26 PM102 km63 miles55 nmSouthwest SW
Alice SpringsWed 12:26 PM522 km324 miles282 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinWed 12:26 PM858 km533 miles463 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsWed 12:56 PM1169 km726 miles631 nmEast E
EuclaWed 11:41 AM1520 km945 miles821 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DiliWed 11:56 AM1546 km961 miles835 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyWed 12:56 PM1695 km1053 miles915 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Wed 1:26 PM1790 km1112 miles967 nmSouth S
JayapuraWed 11:56 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManokwariWed 11:56 AM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmNorth N

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