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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 07:26:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 26%

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 07:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 09' South, Longitude: 129° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.12 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 26' 39.3"959.72 miwest0° 08' 17.5"9.50 minorth960.10 mi
24 hours12° 54' 03.9"857.22 mieast3° 40' 20.6"252.48 minorth900.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinSun 4:56 PM451 km280 miles244 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tennant CreekSun 4:56 PM666 km414 miles360 nmSoutheast SE
SuaiSun 4:26 PM862 km536 miles466 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SameSun 4:26 PM874 km543 miles472 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KupangSun 3:26 PM890 km553 miles481 nmNorthwest NW
BaucauSun 4:26 PM897 km557 miles484 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliSun 4:26 PM922 km573 miles498 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsSun 4:56 PM974 km605 miles526 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MakassarSun 3:26 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmNorthwest NW
DenpasarSun 3:26 PM1716 km1066 miles927 nmWest-northwest WNW

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