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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 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 135° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.90 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' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.5"927.80 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 17' 07.8"987.60 mieast0° 41' 50.1"47.97 minorth991.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekThu 12:06 PM221 km138 miles120 nmNorthwest NW
Alice SpringsThu 12:06 PM367 km228 miles198 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinThu 12:06 PM1076 km669 miles581 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsThu 12:36 PM1138 km707 miles615 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaThu 11:21 AM1376 km855 miles743 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Thu 1:06 PM1576 km979 miles851 nmSouth S
DiliThu 11:36 AM1756 km1091 miles948 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyThu 12:36 PM1760 km1094 miles950 nmNortheast NE
BrisbaneThu 12:36 PM1890 km1174 miles1020 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Thu 1:36 PM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmSoutheast SE
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