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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 03:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 123° 35' 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' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.7"927.80 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 16' 32.4"986.96 mieast0° 45' 04.1"51.67 minorth990.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsThu 12:56 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinThu 12:56 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmNortheast NE
EuclaThu 12:11 PM1303 km809 miles703 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliThu 12:26 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmNorth N
PerthThu 11:26 AM1443 km897 miles779 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DenpasarThu 11:26 AM1627 km1011 miles878 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarThu 11:26 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangThu 10:26 AM1847 km1147 miles997 nmNorthwest NW
SurabayaThu 10:26 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Thu 1:56 PM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmSoutheast SE

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