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

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 58' South, Longitude: 149° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.75 meters/second, 1525.5 km/hour, 947.9 miles/hour or 823.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.80 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 24' 06.9"947.67 miwest0° 07' 05.8"8.14 minorth948.02 mi
24 hours13° 55' 15.4"916.04 mieast3° 19' 30.2"228.64 minorth951.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 1:46 PM371 km230 miles200 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 1:46 PM964 km599 miles521 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSat 1:46 PM1127 km700 miles608 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraSat 2:46 PM1506 km936 miles813 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsSat 1:16 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Sat 2:46 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmSouth S
Canberra *Sat 2:46 PM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmSouth S
JayapuraSat 12:46 PM1937 km1203 miles1046 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaSat 2:46 PM2037 km1266 miles1100 nmEast E
DarwinSat 1:16 PM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmWest-northwest WNW
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