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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 Friday, December 6, 2013 at 04:32:00 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: 14%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, December 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 6, 2013 at 04:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' South, Longitude: 156° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.83 meters/second, 1547.4 km/hour, 961.5 miles/hour or 835.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.02 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 25' 01.1"961.31 miwest0° 07' 49.3"8.97 minorth961.66 mi
24 hours13° 38' 40.9"909.83 mieast3° 31' 55.7"242.82 minorth948.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 3:32 PM766 km476 miles414 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GizoFri 3:32 PM812 km505 miles438 nmNorth N
CairnsFri 2:32 PM1153 km716 miles622 nmWest W
Port MoresbyFri 2:32 PM1204 km748 miles650 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaFri 3:32 PM1292 km803 miles698 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaFri 3:32 PM1297 km806 miles700 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneFri 2:32 PM1379 km857 miles744 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 4:32 PM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmNortheast NE
Sydney *Fri 3:32 PM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraFri 1:32 PM2240 km1392 miles1209 nmNorthwest NW

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