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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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 07:06:00 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: 30%

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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 22' South, Longitude: 139° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.85 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"999.50 miwest0° 11' 38.3"13.33 minorth999.74 mi
24 hours11° 24' 39.8"785.86 mieast4° 39' 51.9"320.49 minorth850.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraTue 4:06 PM330 km205 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mount HagenTue 5:06 PM495 km308 miles267 nmEast E
ManokwariTue 4:06 PM808 km502 miles436 nmNorthwest NW
LaeTue 5:06 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast E
Port MoresbyTue 5:06 PM933 km580 miles504 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinTue 4:36 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsTue 5:06 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MelekeokTue 4:06 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliTue 4:06 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoTue 3:06 PM1827 km1135 miles987 nmWest-northwest WNW
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