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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, December 31, 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 3%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 00:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' South, Longitude: 153° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.22 meters/second, 1509.2 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 40.1"937.48 miwest0° 00' 34.2"0.66 misouth937.45 mi
24 hours15° 02' 31.2"980.76 mieast0° 26' 39.3"30.56 minorth982.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 10:22 AM827 km514 miles447 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 10:22 AM881 km548 miles476 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyTue 10:22 AM1283 km797 miles693 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraTue 11:22 AM1337 km831 miles722 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaTue 11:22 AM1420 km882 miles767 nmEast-southeast ESE
Sydney *Tue 11:22 AM1601 km995 miles865 nmSouth S
Port VilaTue 11:22 AM1616 km1004 miles872 nmEast E
Canberra *Tue 11:22 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsTue 9:52 AM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmWest-southwest WSW
Melbourne *Tue 11:22 AM2177 km1353 miles1175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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