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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: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' South, Longitude: 149° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.26 meters/second, 1538.1 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.93 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 24' 45.3"955.55 miwest0° 08' 18.7"9.53 minorth955.94 mi
24 hours13° 42' 54.1"909.32 mieast3° 45' 31.6"258.43 minorth953.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 12:20 PM448 km278 miles242 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 12:20 PM844 km524 miles455 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSat 12:20 PM1247 km775 miles673 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraSat 1:20 PM1341 km833 miles724 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraSat 11:20 AM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmNorthwest NW
Alice SpringsSat 11:50 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Sat 1:20 PM1919 km1193 miles1036 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 1:20 PM1957 km1216 miles1056 nmEast E
Canberra *Sat 1:20 PM2074 km1289 miles1120 nmSouth S
DarwinSat 11:50 AM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmWest W

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