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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 94%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterMonday, May 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, June 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 57' South, Longitude: 153° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.66 meters/second, 1525.2 km/hour, 947.7 miles/hour or 823.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.80 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 23' 46.6"947.45 miwest0° 08' 02.0"9.21 misouth947.13 mi
24 hours14° 48' 07.9"974.15 mieast2° 35' 30.3"178.28 misouth982.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 9:44 PM856 km532 miles462 nmWest W
BrisbaneSat 9:44 PM1057 km657 miles571 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 10:44 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbySat 9:44 PM1179 km732 miles636 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaSat 10:44 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSat 10:44 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmEast E
SydneySat 9:44 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmSouth S
CanberraSat 9:44 PM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsSat 9:14 PM2164 km1345 miles1168 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraSat 8:44 PM2222 km1381 miles1200 nmNorthwest NW
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