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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, November 18, 2012 at 05:56:00 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: 25%

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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 05:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 22' South, Longitude: 150° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.60 meters/second, 1543.0 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"15.98 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 26' 30.6"958.56 miwest0° 08' 09.4"9.35 minorth958.94 mi
24 hours12° 57' 26.3"860.06 mieast3° 37' 42.1"249.46 minorth902.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSun 3:56 PM532 km331 miles287 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 3:56 PM855 km532 miles462 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSun 3:56 PM1253 km778 miles676 nmSouth S
HoniaraSun 4:56 PM1260 km783 miles680 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSun 4:56 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmEast E
JayapuraSun 2:56 PM1882 km1170 miles1016 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Sun 4:56 PM1940 km1205 miles1047 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsSun 3:26 PM1940 km1206 miles1048 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Sun 4:56 PM2103 km1306 miles1135 nmSouth S
DarwinSun 3:26 PM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmWest W
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