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

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 151° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.05 meters/second, 1530.2 km/hour, 950.8 miles/hour or 826.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.85 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 24' 06.4"950.50 miwest0° 07' 33.1"8.66 misouth950.21 mi
24 hours14° 43' 18.3"971.61 mieast2° 26' 11.6"167.58 misouth979.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 9:26 AM564 km350 miles304 nmWest W
Port MoresbyTue 9:26 AM976 km607 miles527 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneTue 9:26 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmSouth S
HoniaraTue 10:26 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmNortheast NE
Sydney *Tue 10:26 AM1821 km1131 miles983 nmSouth S
Port VilaTue 10:26 AM1833 km1139 miles990 nmEast E
Alice SpringsTue 8:56 AM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Tue 10:26 AM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmSouth S
JayapuraTue 8:26 AM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmNorthwest NW
DarwinTue 8:56 AM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmWest-northwest WNW

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