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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:30:00 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: 6%

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 38' South, Longitude: 109° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.65 meters/second, 1528.7 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.83 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 21.7"949.69 miwest0° 07' 24.9"8.50 minorth950.05 mi
24 hours13° 48' 57.7"910.81 mieast3° 25' 53.9"235.96 minorth948.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementSat 1:30 PM903 km561 miles488 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangSat 1:30 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurakartaSat 1:30 PM1124 km699 miles607 nmNorth N
DenpasarSat 2:30 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SemarangSat 1:30 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmNorth N
SurabayaSat 1:30 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungSat 1:30 PM1208 km750 miles652 nmNorth N
JakartaSat 1:30 PM1311 km814 miles708 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthSat 2:30 PM1702 km1057 miles919 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalembangSat 1:30 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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