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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: 80%

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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 10:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 21' South, Longitude: 142° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.54 meters/second, 1549.9 km/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.05 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 26' 03.0"962.88 miwest0° 07' 49.3"8.96 minorth963.22 mi
24 hours13° 22' 46.8"892.56 mieast3° 32' 35.8"243.59 minorth931.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSun 8:50 PM348 km216 miles188 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbySun 8:50 PM797 km495 miles431 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsSun 8:20 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinSun 8:20 PM1348 km837 miles728 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSun 7:50 PM1438 km893 miles776 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSun 8:50 PM1699 km1055 miles917 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariSun 7:50 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraSun 9:50 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmEast-northeast ENE
DiliSun 7:50 PM2035 km1265 miles1099 nmWest-northwest WNW
SydneySun 8:50 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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