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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 05:22:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 15%

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 05:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 20' South, Longitude: 144° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.08 meters/second, 1548.3 km/hour, 962.1 miles/hour or 836.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.03 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 25' 04.9"961.88 miwest0° 07' 54.3"9.06 minorth962.23 mi
24 hours13° 37' 09.7"908.62 mieast3° 33' 33.8"244.70 minorth947.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 3:22 PM228 km142 miles123 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyFri 3:22 PM716 km445 miles386 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LaeFri 3:22 PM991 km616 miles535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 2:52 PM1444 km897 miles780 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraFri 2:22 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinFri 2:52 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmWest W
BrisbaneFri 3:22 PM1612 km1001 miles870 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 4:22 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariFri 2:22 PM1964 km1220 miles1060 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 4:22 PM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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