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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: 45%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 03' South, Longitude: 129° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.08 meters/second, 1497.9 km/hour, 930.7 miles/hour or 808.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.51 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.5"930.45 miwest0° 01' 16.7"1.47 minorth930.52 mi
24 hours13° 55' 22.2"898.90 mieast1° 07' 37.3"77.53 minorth905.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekSat 6:18 PM487 km303 miles263 nmEast-northeast ENE
Alice SpringsSat 6:18 PM514 km319 miles278 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinSat 6:18 PM957 km595 miles517 nmNorth N
EuclaSat 5:33 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmSouth S
DiliSat 5:48 PM1454 km903 miles785 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsSat 6:48 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdelaideSat 6:18 PM1765 km1097 miles953 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PerthSat 4:48 PM1836 km1141 miles992 nmSouthwest SW
DenpasarSat 4:48 PM2076 km1290 miles1121 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarSat 4:48 PM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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