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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 Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 08:48:00 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: 59%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 16' South, Longitude: 145° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.42 meters/second, 1495.5 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.9"928.95 miwest0° 01' 20.2"1.53 misouth928.88 mi
24 hours14° 09' 07.0"912.36 mieast0° 06' 55.3"7.94 minorth912.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Charters TowersSat 6:48 PM149 km92 miles80 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsSat 6:48 PM481 km299 miles260 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 6:48 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsSat 6:18 PM1236 km768 miles667 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbySat 6:48 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmNorth N
SydneySat 6:48 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CanberraSat 6:48 PM1592 km989 miles859 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdelaideSat 6:18 PM1662 km1033 miles898 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MelbourneSat 6:48 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmSouth S
DarwinSat 6:18 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmWest-northwest WNW

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