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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: 16%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 23:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' South, Longitude: 139° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.61 meters/second, 1561.0 km/hour, 970.0 miles/hour or 842.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.16 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 26' 21.2"969.70 miwest0° 09' 52.9"11.32 misouth969.42 mi
24 hours13° 53' 28.1"932.90 mieast3° 32' 28.5"243.49 misouth956.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsMon 9:16 AM748 km465 miles404 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekMon 8:46 AM858 km533 miles463 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinMon 8:46 AM957 km595 miles517 nmWest W
Port MoresbyMon 9:16 AM965 km599 miles521 nmEast-northeast ENE
Alice SpringsMon 8:46 AM1242 km772 miles671 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraMon 8:16 AM1259 km783 miles680 nmNorth N
ManokwariMon 8:16 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliMon 8:16 AM1635 km1016 miles883 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneMon 9:16 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmSoutheast SE
EuclaMon 8:01 AM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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