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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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 02:46:00 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: 2%

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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' South, Longitude: 152° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.73 meters/second, 1496.6 km/hour, 930.0 miles/hour or 808.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.1"929.65 miwest0° 02' 02.4"2.34 misouth929.55 mi
24 hours15° 11' 25.8"983.07 mieast0° 05' 02.4"5.78 misouth982.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneThu 12:46 PM754 km468 miles407 nmSouth S
CairnsThu 12:46 PM823 km512 miles445 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 12:46 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NoumeaThu 1:46 PM1454 km904 miles785 nmEast E
Sydney *Thu 1:46 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 1:46 PM1479 km919 miles799 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Thu 1:46 PM1652 km1026 miles892 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 1:46 PM1693 km1052 miles914 nmEast E
Alice SpringsThu 12:16 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmWest-southwest WSW
Melbourne *Thu 1:46 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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