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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 16:28:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, December 18, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 16:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 112° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.77 meters/second, 1489.6 km/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"15.43 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 52.6"925.21 miwest0° 00' 23.3"0.45 misouth925.24 mi
24 hours12° 29' 53.6"798.60 mieast0° 41' 39.8"47.78 misouth802.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FoshanSun 12:28 AM112 km69 miles60 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuangzhouSun 12:28 AM130 km81 miles70 nmEast-northeast ENE
MacauSun 12:28 AM147 km92 miles80 nmEast-southeast ESE
Hong KongSun 12:28 AM209 km130 miles113 nmEast E
ShenzhenSun 12:28 AM212 km132 miles114 nmEast E
KowloonSun 12:28 AM216 km134 miles117 nmEast E
HaikouSun 12:28 AM335 km208 miles181 nmSouthwest SW
GuilinSun 12:28 AM357 km222 miles193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NanningSun 12:28 AM397 km246 miles214 nmWest W
ShantouSun 12:28 AM472 km293 miles255 nmEast-northeast ENE
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