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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: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 02:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 13' South, Longitude: 149° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.14 meters/second, 1501.7 km/hour, 933.1 miles/hour or 810.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.1"15.55 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 22' 15.6"932.91 miwest0° 03' 42.7"4.26 minorth933.11 mi
24 hours14° 47' 08.7"959.82 mieast2° 08' 05.2"146.84 minorth977.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Lindeman IslandFri 12:42 PM45 km28 miles24 nmWest-southwest WSW
MackayFri 12:42 PM104 km65 miles56 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 12:42 PM529 km329 miles286 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneFri 12:42 PM883 km549 miles477 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:42 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Fri 1:42 PM1522 km946 miles822 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 1:42 PM1647 km1023 miles889 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsFri 12:12 PM1649 km1025 miles890 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Fri 1:42 PM1669 km1037 miles901 nmSouth S
Adelaide *Fri 1:12 PM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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