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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, March 12, 2013 at 02:14:00 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 MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 45' North, Longitude: 150° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.77 meters/second, 1615.6 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.3"1003.78 miwest0° 11' 36.1"13.28 minorth1003.82 mi
24 hours11° 28' 52.8"793.81 mieast4° 30' 52.8"310.21 minorth850.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaTue 12:14 PM927 km576 miles501 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LaeTue 12:14 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirTue 1:14 PM1038 km645 miles560 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraTue 11:14 AM1175 km730 miles634 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyTue 12:14 PM1287 km800 miles695 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaTue 12:14 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraTue 1:14 PM1631 km1013 miles881 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariTue 11:14 AM1837 km1142 miles992 nmWest W
MelekeokTue 11:14 AM1858 km1154 miles1003 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenTue 2:14 PM1860 km1156 miles1004 nmEast E

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