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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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 03:36:00 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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 10' South, Longitude: 136° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.31 meters/second, 1502.3 km/hour, 933.5 miles/hour or 811.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.56 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 22' 18.4"933.23 miwest0° 03' 50.7"4.41 minorth933.43 mi
24 hours14° 45' 35.6"958.41 mieast2° 10' 57.7"150.13 minorth976.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekFri 1:06 PM273 km169 miles147 nmWest-northwest WNW
Alice SpringsFri 1:06 PM490 km305 miles265 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsFri 1:36 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmEast-northeast ENE
DarwinFri 1:06 PM1060 km658 miles572 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaFri 12:21 PM1496 km930 miles808 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyFri 1:36 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Fri 2:06 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmSouth S
DiliFri 12:36 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneFri 1:36 PM1844 km1146 miles996 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 12:36 PM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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