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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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 06:56:00 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: 36%

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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 06:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 34' South, Longitude: 149° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.13 meters/second, 1573.7 km/hour, 977.8 miles/hour or 849.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.30 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 51.0"977.69 miwest0° 09' 58.8"11.44 minorth978.07 mi
24 hours12° 04' 47.4"815.62 mieast4° 12' 20.8"289.07 minorth870.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port MoresbyMon 4:56 PM409 km254 miles221 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsMon 4:56 PM607 km377 miles328 nmSouthwest SW
LaeMon 4:56 PM690 km428 miles372 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GizoMon 5:56 PM971 km603 miles524 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaMon 4:56 PM989 km615 miles534 nmNortheast NE
BukaMon 4:56 PM991 km616 miles535 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraMon 5:56 PM1224 km761 miles661 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraMon 3:56 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneMon 4:56 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinMon 4:26 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmWest W

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