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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 05:20:00 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 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 24' South, Longitude: 140° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.67 meters/second, 1557.6 km/hour, 967.9 miles/hour or 841.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.13 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.9"967.70 miwest0° 09' 35.7"10.99 minorth968.10 mi
24 hours12° 56' 01.6"866.62 mieast4° 08' 10.7"284.33 minorth918.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSun 3:20 PM641 km399 miles346 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekSun 2:50 PM880 km547 miles475 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbySun 3:20 PM920 km572 miles497 nmNortheast NE
DarwinSun 2:50 PM1056 km656 miles570 nmWest W
Alice SpringsSun 2:50 PM1237 km769 miles668 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraSun 2:20 PM1312 km815 miles708 nmNorth N
ManokwariSun 2:20 PM1650 km1025 miles891 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliSun 2:20 PM1740 km1081 miles939 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneSun 3:20 PM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSun 4:20 PM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmEast-northeast ENE
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