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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, December 9, 2012 at 23:26:00 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: 16%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' South, Longitude: 137° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.56 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.8 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.16 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 20.4"969.58 miwest0° 09' 52.3"11.31 misouth969.30 mi
24 hours13° 53' 47.9"933.17 mieast3° 32' 08.2"243.10 misouth956.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekMon 8:56 AM724 km450 miles391 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinMon 8:56 AM730 km454 miles394 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 9:26 AM958 km595 miles517 nmEast-southeast ESE
Alice SpringsMon 8:56 AM1148 km713 miles620 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyMon 9:26 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraMon 8:26 AM1307 km812 miles706 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliMon 8:26 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariMon 8:26 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaMon 8:11 AM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManadoMon 7:26 AM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmNorthwest NW

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