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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' South, Longitude: 139° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.77 meters/second, 1529.2 km/hour, 950.2 miles/hour or 825.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.84 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 02.1"949.87 miwest0° 07' 27.3"8.55 misouth949.59 mi
24 hours14° 44' 47.3"972.68 mieast2° 23' 32.5"164.54 misouth979.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonTue 10:16 AM216 km134 miles117 nmEast E
Tennant CreekTue 9:46 AM563 km350 miles304 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsTue 10:16 AM719 km447 miles388 nmEast E
Alice SpringsTue 9:46 AM870 km541 miles470 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinTue 9:46 AM1045 km649 miles564 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyTue 10:16 AM1255 km780 miles678 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraTue 9:16 AM1669 km1037 miles901 nmNorth N
DiliTue 9:16 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 10:16 AM1808 km1124 miles976 nmSoutheast SE
EuclaTue 9:01 AM1871 km1163 miles1011 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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