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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, December 10, 2012 at 23:16:00 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: 8%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 23:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 24' South, Longitude: 153° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.11 meters/second, 1530.4 km/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.85 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 24' 07.5"950.64 miwest0° 07' 34.4"8.68 misouth950.35 mi
24 hours14° 42' 58.5"971.37 mieast2° 26' 46.8"168.25 misouth979.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 9:16 AM846 km526 miles457 nmWest W
HoniaraTue 10:16 AM1111 km690 miles600 nmNortheast NE
BrisbaneTue 9:16 AM1117 km694 miles603 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyTue 9:16 AM1128 km701 miles609 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaTue 10:16 AM1438 km893 miles776 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaTue 10:16 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmEast E
Sydney *Tue 10:16 AM1840 km1144 miles994 nmSouth S
Canberra *Tue 10:16 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraTue 8:16 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmNorthwest NW
Alice SpringsTue 8:46 AM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmWest-southwest WSW

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