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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 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 42' South, Longitude: 136° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.98 meters/second, 1497.5 km/hour, 930.5 miles/hour or 808.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.51 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 22' 30.6"930.24 miwest0° 02' 05.2"2.39 minorth930.35 mi
24 hours14° 42' 05.0"951.33 mieast1° 29' 59.5"103.17 minorth961.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekFri 2:26 PM249 km155 miles134 nmWest-northwest WNW
Alice SpringsFri 2:26 PM416 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinFri 2:26 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 2:56 PM1083 km673 miles585 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaFri 1:41 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Fri 3:26 PM1593 km990 miles860 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 2:56 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nmNortheast NE
DiliFri 1:56 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneFri 2:56 PM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Fri 3:56 PM2046 km1272 miles1105 nmSoutheast SE

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