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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: 10%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 04:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 07' South, Longitude: 141° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.84 meters/second, 1504.2 km/hour, 934.7 miles/hour or 812.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.58 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 23' 05.8"934.36 miwest0° 03' 48.9"4.38 misouth934.18 mi
24 hours14° 45' 25.8"958.52 mieast0° 50' 13.6"57.59 misouth957.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 2:46 PM543 km337 miles293 nmNortheast NE
Tennant CreekThu 2:16 PM807 km501 miles436 nmWest W
Alice SpringsThu 2:16 PM918 km570 miles496 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 2:46 PM1311 km815 miles708 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneThu 2:46 PM1396 km867 miles754 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinThu 2:16 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Thu 3:16 PM1673 km1039 miles903 nmSouth S
Sydney *Thu 3:46 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EuclaThu 1:31 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmSouthwest SW
Canberra *Thu 3:46 PM1824 km1134 miles985 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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