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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 03:46:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 119° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.6 km/hour, 928.1 miles/hour or 806.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.7"927.80 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 minorth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 16' 18.8"986.71 mieast0° 46' 15.6"53.04 minorth990.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port HedlandThu 11:46 AM85 km53 miles46 nmNorthwest NW
KarrathaThu 11:46 AM232 km144 miles125 nmWest W
PerthThu 11:46 AM1263 km785 miles682 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DenpasarThu 11:46 AM1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliThu 12:46 PM1537 km955 miles830 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EuclaThu 12:31 PM1541 km958 miles832 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 1:16 PM1555 km966 miles839 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinThu 1:16 PM1566 km973 miles845 nmNortheast NE
MalangThu 10:46 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaThu 10:46 AM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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