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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: 20%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 06:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 07' South, Longitude: 141° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.90 meters/second, 1587.2 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.44 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 28' 53.0"986.21 miwest0° 11' 02.0"12.64 minorth986.58 mi
24 hours12° 04' 28.1"822.32 mieast4° 33' 03.2"312.76 minorth884.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenMon 4:06 PM533 km331 miles288 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyMon 4:06 PM579 km360 miles313 nmEast E
LaeMon 4:06 PM668 km415 miles361 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraMon 3:06 PM849 km528 miles458 nmNorth N
CairnsMon 4:06 PM859 km534 miles464 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinMon 3:36 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManokwariMon 3:06 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorthwest NW
Alice SpringsMon 3:36 PM1732 km1076 miles935 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DiliMon 3:06 PM1807 km1123 miles976 nmWest W
HoniaraMon 5:06 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmEast E
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