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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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 05:10:00 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: 12%

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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 05:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 25' South, Longitude: 142° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.61 meters/second, 1557.4 km/hour, 967.7 miles/hour or 840.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.13 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 26' 32.8"967.56 miwest0° 09' 34.9"10.98 minorth967.97 mi
24 hours12° 56' 24.3"866.94 mieast4° 07' 56.4"284.06 minorth919.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WeipaSun 3:10 PM221 km137 miles119 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsSun 3:10 PM423 km263 miles228 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySun 3:10 PM728 km453 miles393 nmNortheast NE
LaeSun 3:10 PM966 km600 miles521 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinSun 2:40 PM1312 km816 miles709 nmWest W
JayapuraSun 2:10 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsSun 2:40 PM1391 km865 miles751 nmSouthwest SW
ManokwariSun 2:10 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSun 3:10 PM1792 km1114 miles968 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSun 4:10 PM1948 km1210 miles1052 nmEast-northeast ENE

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