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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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 00:22:00 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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, November 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 00:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 41' South, Longitude: 157° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.64 meters/second, 1528.7 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.83 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 27.8"949.59 miwest0° 05' 20.4"6.12 misouth949.38 mi
24 hours14° 30' 31.1"956.24 mieast1° 33' 40.4"107.38 misouth958.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraMon 11:22 AM941 km585 miles508 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaMon 11:22 AM1036 km644 miles559 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaMon 11:22 AM1113 km692 miles601 nmEast E
BrisbaneMon 10:22 AM1191 km740 miles643 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsMon 10:22 AM1283 km797 miles693 nmWest W
Port MoresbyMon 10:22 AM1466 km911 miles792 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Mon 11:22 AM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Mon 11:22 AM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenMon 12:22 PM2142 km1331 miles1157 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Mon 1:22 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmEast E

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