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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:06:00 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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 31' South, Longitude: 141° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.83 meters/second, 1529.4 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.84 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 03.0"950.01 miwest0° 07' 28.6"8.57 misouth949.72 mi
24 hours14° 44' 27.6"972.44 mieast2° 24' 07.9"165.22 misouth979.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonTue 10:06 AM70 km44 miles38 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsTue 10:06 AM437 km272 miles236 nmEast E
Tennant CreekTue 9:36 AM828 km515 miles447 nmWest-southwest WSW
Alice SpringsTue 9:36 AM1066 km663 miles576 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyTue 10:06 AM1070 km665 miles578 nmNortheast NE
DarwinTue 9:36 AM1295 km805 miles699 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 10:06 AM1602 km995 miles865 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraTue 9:06 AM1660 km1031 miles896 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Tue 10:36 AM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmSouth S
DiliTue 9:06 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmWest-northwest WNW

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