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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: 3%

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 56' South, Longitude: 153° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.97 meters/second, 1504.7 km/hour, 935.0 miles/hour or 812.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.58 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 22' 17.1"934.70 miwest0° 04' 14.6"4.87 misouth934.51 mi
24 hours15° 15' 56.7"992.83 mieast0° 59' 10.8"67.86 misouth992.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneWed 10:16 AM839 km521 miles453 nmSouth S
CairnsWed 10:16 AM910 km565 miles491 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraWed 11:16 AM1337 km831 miles722 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaWed 11:16 AM1340 km833 miles724 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyWed 10:16 AM1359 km845 miles734 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaWed 11:16 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmEast E
Sydney *Wed 11:16 AM1565 km973 miles845 nmSouth S
Canberra *Wed 11:16 AM1762 km1095 miles951 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsWed 9:46 AM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmWest-southwest WSW
Melbourne *Wed 11:16 AM2159 km1341 miles1166 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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