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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 02:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 130° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.6 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
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.6"927.80 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 16' 53.4"987.34 mieast0° 43' 10.3"49.50 minorth990.92 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 12:26 PM385 km239 miles208 nmEast-northeast ENE
Alice SpringsThu 12:26 PM443 km275 miles239 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinThu 12:26 PM937 km582 miles506 nmNorth N
EuclaThu 11:41 AM1205 km749 miles651 nmSouth S
DiliThu 11:56 AM1478 km918 miles798 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsThu 12:56 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmEast-northeast ENE
Adelaide *Thu 1:26 PM1731 km1076 miles935 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PerthThu 10:56 AM1921 km1193 miles1037 nmSouthwest SW
MakassarThu 10:56 AM2135 km1326 miles1153 nmNorthwest NW
DenpasarThu 10:56 AM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmNorthwest NW

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