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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, January 7, 2012 at 14:06:00 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: 97%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSunday, January 1, 2012 at 6:16 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, January 9, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 14:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 17' North, Longitude: 127° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.36 meters/second, 1491.7 km/hour, 926.9 miles/hour or 805.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"15.45 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.0"926.53 miwest0° 01' 59.4"2.28 misouth926.64 mi
24 hours12° 39' 21.1"810.22 mieast1° 20' 43.0"92.56 misouth819.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NahaSat 11:06 PM432 km268 miles233 nmNorth N
TaipeiSat 10:06 PM727 km452 miles392 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungSat 10:06 PM778 km483 miles420 nmWest W
FoochowSat 10:06 PM976 km607 miles527 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baguio CitySat 10:06 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmSouthwest SW
XiamenSat 10:06 PM1040 km646 miles561 nmWest-northwest WNW
KagoshimaSat 11:06 PM1063 km660 miles574 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuezonSat 10:06 PM1111 km690 miles600 nmSouthwest SW
ManilaSat 10:06 PM1123 km698 miles606 nmSouthwest SW
ShantouSat 10:06 PM1165 km724 miles629 nmWest W
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