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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: 2%
Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 03:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 42' South
Longitude: 147° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.69 meters/second, 1496.5 km/hour, 929.9 miles/hour or 808.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.1"929.64 miwest0° 01' 59.0"2.28 misouth929.54 mi
24 hours15° 11' 14.9"982.86 mieast0° 03' 42.1"4.25 misouth982.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Lindeman IslandThu 1:06 PM167 km104 miles90 nmEast E
TownsvilleThu 1:06 PM178 km110 miles96 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MackayThu 1:06 PM186 km116 miles101 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsThu 1:06 PM454 km282 miles245 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 1:06 PM939 km584 miles507 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyThu 1:06 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsThu 12:36 PM1440 km895 miles778 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Thu 2:06 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 2:06 PM1625 km1010 miles877 nmSouth S
Adelaide *Thu 1:36 PM1801 km1119 miles973 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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