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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: 69%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' South, Longitude: 143° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.15 meters/second, 1526.9 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.81 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.9"948.55 miwest0° 05' 04.0"5.81 minorth948.79 mi
24 hours13° 46' 39.6"906.32 mieast2° 33' 04.9"175.45 minorth929.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 7:50 PM235 km146 miles127 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbySat 7:50 PM1013 km630 miles547 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsSat 7:20 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrisbaneSat 7:50 PM1404 km873 miles758 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinSat 7:20 PM1530 km950 miles826 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSat 6:50 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SydneySat 7:50 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdelaideSat 7:20 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraSat 8:50 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmEast-northeast ENE
CanberraSat 7:50 PM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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