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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 5%

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 03:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' South, Longitude: 155° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.61 meters/second, 1525.0 km/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"15.79 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 24' 04.7"947.37 miwest0° 07' 02.9"8.08 minorth947.72 mi
24 hours13° 56' 12.3"916.83 mieast3° 18' 30.4"227.50 minorth952.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 1:20 PM994 km618 miles537 nmWest W
BrisbaneSat 1:20 PM1068 km663 miles576 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 2:20 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySat 1:20 PM1274 km791 miles688 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaSat 2:20 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSat 2:20 PM1404 km873 miles758 nmEast E
Sydney *Sat 2:20 PM1797 km1117 miles971 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Sat 2:20 PM2001 km1244 miles1081 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsSat 12:50 PM2291 km1424 miles1237 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraSat 12:20 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmNorthwest NW

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