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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 02:44:00 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 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 02:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 51' North, Longitude: 143° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.75 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.8 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' 06.9"1003.74 miwest0° 11' 35.5"13.27 minorth1003.77 mi
24 hours11° 28' 42.2"793.56 mieast4° 30' 30.7"309.79 minorth850.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraTue 11:44 AM553 km344 miles299 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariTue 11:44 AM1050 km652 miles567 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokTue 11:44 AM1129 km702 miles610 nmNorthwest NW
HagåtñaTue 12:44 PM1299 km807 miles702 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyTue 12:44 PM1329 km826 miles717 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirTue 1:44 PM1763 km1095 miles952 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManadoTue 10:44 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmWest W
DarwinTue 12:14 PM2083 km1295 miles1125 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsTue 12:44 PM2096 km1303 miles1132 nmSouth S
HoniaraTue 1:44 PM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmSoutheast SE

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