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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%
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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 01:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 55' South
Longitude: 148° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.91 meters/second, 1493.7 km/hour, 928.1 miles/hour or 806.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.5"927.89 miwest0° 00' 14.5"0.28 misouth927.88 mi
24 hours15° 17' 41.9"988.31 mieast0° 38' 29.0"44.13 minorth991.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MackayThu 11:42 AM78 km48 miles42 nmEast-southeast ESE
Lindeman IslandThu 11:42 AM79 km49 miles43 nmNortheast NE
CairnsThu 11:42 AM526 km327 miles284 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 11:42 AM860 km534 miles464 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyThu 11:42 AM1277 km793 miles690 nmNorth N
Sydney *Thu 12:42 PM1459 km906 miles788 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsThu 11:12 AM1535 km954 miles829 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Thu 12:42 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 12:42 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Thu 12:12 PM1829 km1137 miles988 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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