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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: 17%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 22:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 44' South, Longitude: 151° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.92 meters/second, 1562.1 km/hour, 970.6 miles/hour or 843.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.18 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 26' 26.0"970.38 miwest0° 09' 56.9"11.40 misouth970.10 mi
24 hours13° 51' 33.7"931.33 mieast3° 34' 24.8"245.71 misouth955.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port MoresbyMon 8:26 AM695 km432 miles375 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsMon 8:26 AM743 km461 miles401 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoMon 9:26 AM827 km514 miles446 nmNortheast NE
ArawaMon 8:26 AM923 km574 miles499 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LaeMon 8:26 AM940 km584 miles507 nmNorthwest NW
BukaMon 8:26 AM968 km601 miles523 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraMon 9:26 AM1003 km623 miles541 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneMon 8:26 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmSouth S
JayapuraMon 7:26 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaMon 9:26 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmEast-southeast ESE
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