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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 03:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 42' South
Longitude: 145° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.68 meters/second, 1496.4 km/hour, 929.8 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' 02.0"0.04 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.0"929.60 miwest0° 01' 57.5"2.25 misouth929.50 mi
24 hours15° 11' 09.5"982.73 mieast0° 03' 04.1"3.52 misouth982.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TownsvilleThu 1:16 PM245 km152 miles132 nmNortheast NE
CairnsThu 1:16 PM425 km264 miles229 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 1:16 PM1103 km685 miles595 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 12:46 PM1201 km746 miles649 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 1:16 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmNorth N
Sydney *Thu 2:16 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 2:16 PM1664 km1034 miles899 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Thu 1:46 PM1700 km1056 miles918 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinThu 12:46 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmWest-northwest WNW
Melbourne *Thu 2:16 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmSouth S
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