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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 Monday, December 17, 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: 20%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 15' South, Longitude: 153° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.66 meters/second, 1586.4 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.43 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 48.9"985.62 miwest0° 11' 00.1"12.60 minorth985.99 mi
24 hours12° 05' 56.2"823.56 mieast4° 32' 33.8"312.18 minorth885.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoMon 4:20 PM454 km282 miles245 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaMon 3:20 PM509 km317 miles275 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BukaMon 3:20 PM554 km344 miles299 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyMon 3:20 PM679 km422 miles367 nmWest W
HoniaraMon 4:20 PM733 km455 miles396 nmEast E
LaeMon 3:20 PM799 km497 miles432 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 3:20 PM1100 km684 miles594 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraMon 2:20 PM1635 km1016 miles883 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaMon 4:20 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenMon 5:20 PM1849 km1149 miles999 nmNortheast NE

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