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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: 59%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 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° 19' 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"928.94 miwest0° 01' 20.0"1.53 misouth928.87 mi
24 hours14° 09' 06.8"912.35 mieast0° 06' 59.1"8.01 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 PM164 km102 miles88 nmNortheast NE
CairnsSat 6:48 PM483 km300 miles261 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 6:48 PM1040 km646 miles562 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsSat 6:18 PM1209 km751 miles653 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbySat 6:48 PM1322 km822 miles714 nmNorth N
SydneySat 6:48 PM1512 km939 miles816 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CanberraSat 6:48 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdelaideSat 6:18 PM1652 km1026 miles892 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinSat 6:18 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmWest-northwest WNW
MelbourneSat 6:48 PM1835 km1140 miles991 nmSouth S

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