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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 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 13' South, Longitude: 148° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.15 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' 15.7"932.87 miwest0° 03' 43.1"4.26 minorth933.06 mi
24 hours14° 47' 03.7"959.68 mieast2° 08' 14.5"147.01 minorth977.15 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 12:46 PM43 km26 miles23 nmSoutheast SE
MackayFri 12:46 PM113 km70 miles61 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TownsvilleFri 12:46 PM229 km142 miles124 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsFri 12:46 PM479 km297 miles258 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneFri 12:46 PM915 km569 miles494 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:46 PM1203 km747 miles649 nmNorth N
Sydney *Fri 1:46 PM1532 km952 miles827 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsFri 12:16 PM1580 km982 miles853 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Fri 1:46 PM1670 km1037 miles901 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 1:46 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmNortheast NE
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