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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 01:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 20' South, Longitude: 153° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.09 meters/second, 1587.9 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.44 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 27' 09.1"986.48 miwest0° 11' 52.8"13.61 misouth986.29 mi
24 hours13° 27' 20.1"918.44 mieast4° 27' 48.9"306.81 misouth961.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoMon 12:02 PM369 km229 miles199 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaMon 11:02 AM399 km248 miles215 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BukaMon 11:02 AM444 km276 miles240 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraMon 12:02 PM685 km425 miles370 nmEast E
Port MoresbyMon 11:02 AM718 km446 miles388 nmWest W
LaeMon 11:02 AM796 km495 miles430 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 11:02 AM1203 km747 miles649 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraMon 10:02 AM1625 km1009 miles877 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenMon 1:02 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaMon 12:02 PM1831 km1138 miles989 nmEast-southeast ESE

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