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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: 30%
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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 06:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 17' South
Longitude: 145° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.10 meters/second, 1505.2 km/hour, 935.3 miles/hour or 812.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.59 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 minorth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.9"935.06 miwest0° 03' 27.5"3.97 minorth935.24 mi
24 hours13° 51' 22.9"899.22 mieast1° 57' 25.3"134.62 minorth914.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TownsvilleSat 4:34 PM205 km127 miles111 nmNortheast NE
CairnsSat 4:34 PM376 km234 miles203 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 4:34 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySat 4:34 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsSat 4:04 PM1230 km764 miles664 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Sat 5:34 PM1618 km1006 miles874 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Sat 5:34 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Sat 5:04 PM1749 km1087 miles944 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinSat 4:04 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmWest-northwest WNW
Melbourne *Sat 5:34 PM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmSouth S
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