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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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterFriday, January 24, 2014 at 5:19 AM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 39' South, Longitude: 147° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.70 meters/second, 1543.3 km/hour, 959.0 miles/hour or 833.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.98 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 23' 38.9"958.77 miwest0° 07' 42.8"8.84 minorth959.11 mi
24 hours14° 19' 02.8"953.67 mieast3° 33' 48.5"244.98 minorth992.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 11:30 AM201 km125 miles108 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyThu 11:30 AM686 km426 miles371 nmNorth N
LaeThu 11:30 AM987 km613 miles533 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 11:30 AM1443 km897 miles779 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 12:30 PM1555 km966 miles839 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:30 AM1612 km1002 miles871 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsThu 11:00 AM1649 km1025 miles890 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinThu 11:00 AM1793 km1114 miles968 nmWest W
Sydney *Thu 12:30 PM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmSouth S
ManokwariThu 10:30 AM2175 km1352 miles1175 nmNorthwest NW

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