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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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 01:44:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' South, Longitude: 144° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.80 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.65 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 23' 05.7"938.81 miwest0° 05' 15.7"6.03 minorth939.08 mi
24 hours14° 28' 30.1"944.69 mieast2° 42' 07.8"185.84 minorth970.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Charters TowersFri 11:44 AM210 km131 miles114 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 11:44 AM307 km191 miles166 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyFri 11:44 AM1137 km706 miles614 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 11:14 AM1192 km740 miles643 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrisbaneFri 11:44 AM1257 km781 miles679 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinFri 11:14 AM1639 km1018 miles885 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Fri 12:44 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Fri 12:14 PM1818 km1129 miles981 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 12:44 PM1824 km1134 miles985 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraFri 10:44 AM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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