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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: 8%

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 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 150° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.87 meters/second, 1497.1 km/hour, 930.3 miles/hour or 808.4 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"0.04 minorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 22' 27.5"929.98 miwest0° 01' 56.2"2.22 minorth930.09 mi
24 hours14° 43' 43.6"952.90 mieast1° 26' 36.5"99.29 minorth962.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MackayFri 1:56 PM161 km100 miles87 nmWest-southwest WSW
Lindeman IslandFri 1:56 PM173 km107 miles93 nmWest W
CairnsFri 1:56 PM666 km414 miles360 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneFri 1:56 PM784 km487 miles423 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 1:56 PM1303 km810 miles703 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Fri 2:56 PM1456 km905 miles786 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 2:56 PM1599 km993 miles863 nmNortheast NE
Canberra *Fri 2:56 PM1620 km1006 miles874 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsFri 1:26 PM1762 km1095 miles952 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaFri 2:56 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmEast E

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