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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: 100%

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 Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 46' South, Longitude: 148° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.31 meters/second, 1613.9 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 41.7"1002.76 miwest0° 11' 48.0"13.51 minorth1002.97 mi
24 hours11° 09' 55.9"770.67 mieast4° 43' 03.3"324.14 minorth837.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeFri 11:58 PM378 km235 miles204 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenFri 11:58 PM545 km338 miles294 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:58 PM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BukaFri 11:58 PM690 km429 miles373 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArawaFri 11:58 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:58 PM896 km557 miles484 nmWest W
HoniaraSat 12:58 AM1395 km867 miles753 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 11:58 PM1489 km925 miles804 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirSat 12:58 AM1584 km984 miles855 nmNortheast NE
ManokwariFri 10:58 PM1656 km1029 miles894 nmWest W
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