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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 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 08:56:00 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: 49%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 08:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 07' South, Longitude: 131° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.13 meters/second, 1537.7 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.92 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 26' 52.2"955.17 miwest0° 06' 08.0"7.03 misouth954.94 mi
24 hours13° 34' 04.1"897.02 mieast1° 57' 55.7"135.17 misouth902.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekWed 6:26 PM399 km248 miles215 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinWed 6:26 PM520 km323 miles281 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsWed 6:26 PM769 km478 miles415 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliWed 5:56 PM1145 km711 miles618 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsWed 6:56 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmEast E
EuclaWed 5:41 PM1635 km1016 miles883 nmSouth S
ManokwariWed 5:56 PM1819 km1130 miles982 nmNorth N
MakassarWed 4:56 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyWed 6:56 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraWed 5:56 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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