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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 Saturday, January 12, 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: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 40' South, Longitude: 158° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.05 meters/second, 1537.4 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.92 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.3"955.08 miwest0° 08' 14.6"9.45 minorth955.46 mi
24 hours13° 44' 09.0"910.30 mieast3° 44' 12.4"256.91 minorth953.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSat 12:44 PM808 km502 miles436 nmNorth N
LuganvilleSat 12:44 PM897 km557 miles484 nmEast E
GizoSat 12:44 PM972 km604 miles525 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NoumeaSat 12:44 PM1008 km627 miles544 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaSat 12:44 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmEast E
BrisbaneSat 11:44 AM1340 km833 miles724 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 11:44 AM1396 km868 miles754 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 11:44 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 1:44 PM1990 km1237 miles1075 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sydney *Sat 12:44 PM2054 km1277 miles1109 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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