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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 05:30:00 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: 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 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 22' South, Longitude: 137° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.73 meters/second, 1557.8 km/hour, 968.0 miles/hour or 841.2 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' 34.8"967.83 miwest0° 09' 36.4"11.01 minorth968.24 mi
24 hours12° 55' 39.1"866.30 mieast4° 08' 24.9"284.60 minorth918.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekSun 3:00 PM710 km441 miles384 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinSun 3:00 PM802 km498 miles433 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSun 3:30 PM882 km548 miles476 nmEast-southeast ESE
Alice SpringsSun 3:00 PM1120 km696 miles605 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySun 3:30 PM1140 km709 miles616 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSun 2:30 PM1342 km834 miles725 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliSun 2:30 PM1498 km931 miles809 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariSun 2:30 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaSun 2:15 PM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrisbaneSun 3:30 PM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmSoutheast SE

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