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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: 7%

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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' South, Longitude: 155° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.83 meters/second, 1497.0 km/hour, 930.2 miles/hour or 808.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.50 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 minorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 22' 26.6"929.90 miwest0° 01' 53.1"2.16 minorth930.00 mi
24 hours14° 44' 16.1"953.42 mieast1° 25' 28.4"98.00 minorth962.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneFri 1:36 PM785 km488 miles424 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 1:36 PM1105 km686 miles596 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaFri 2:36 PM1151 km715 miles621 nmEast E
HoniaraFri 2:36 PM1341 km833 miles724 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaFri 2:36 PM1392 km865 miles751 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Fri 2:36 PM1513 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyFri 1:36 PM1533 km952 miles827 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Fri 2:36 PM1726 km1073 miles932 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 2:36 PM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsFri 1:06 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmWest-southwest WSW

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