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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 5:09 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' South, Longitude: 143° 37' 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' 04.1"5.81 minorth948.80 mi
24 hours13° 46' 38.8"906.31 mieast2° 33' 07.8"175.50 minorth929.27 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 PM260 km161 miles140 nmEast-northeast ENE
Tennant CreekSat 7:20 PM1010 km627 miles545 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbySat 7:50 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsSat 7:20 PM1193 km741 miles644 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrisbaneSat 7:50 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinSat 7:20 PM1503 km934 miles812 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSat 6:50 PM1742 km1083 miles941 nmNorth N
SydneySat 7:50 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdelaideSat 7:20 PM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CanberraSat 7:50 PM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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