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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, March 3, 2013 at 20:24:00 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: 62%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, February 25, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, March 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' South, Longitude: 129° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.53 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.72 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.4"942.64 miwest0° 04' 25.8"5.08 misouth942.44 mi
24 hours13° 57' 38.4"912.34 mieast1° 11' 09.3"81.58 misouth912.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Halls CreekMon 4:24 AM245 km152 miles132 nmWest-northwest WNW
Tennant CreekMon 5:54 AM467 km290 miles252 nmEast E
Alice SpringsMon 5:54 AM659 km409 miles356 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinMon 5:54 AM748 km465 miles404 nmNorth N
DiliMon 5:24 AM1256 km781 miles678 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaMon 5:09 AM1391 km864 miles751 nmSouth S
CairnsMon 6:24 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmEast E
MakassarMon 4:24 AM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmNorthwest NW
DenpasarMon 4:24 AM1951 km1212 miles1053 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Mon 6:54 AM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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