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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, August 11, 2012 at 23:36:00 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: 30%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 24' North, Longitude: 117° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.81 meters/second, 1504.1 km/hour, 934.6 miles/hour or 812.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.58 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 30' 23.0"934.28 miwest0° 00' 59.4"1.14 minorth934.23 mi
24 hours11° 55' 54.7"768.56 mieast0° 04' 31.6"5.19 misouth768.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ShantouSun 7:36 AM230 km143 miles124 nmNorth-northwest NNW
XiamenSun 7:36 AM344 km214 miles186 nmNorth N
KowloonSun 7:36 AM345 km215 miles187 nmWest-northwest WNW
Hong KongSun 7:36 AM352 km219 miles190 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungSun 7:36 AM360 km223 miles194 nmEast-northeast ENE
ShenzhenSun 7:36 AM360 km224 miles195 nmWest-northwest WNW
MacauSun 7:36 AM413 km256 miles223 nmWest-northwest WNW
TaichungSun 7:36 AM449 km279 miles243 nmNortheast NE
GuangzhouSun 7:36 AM471 km293 miles254 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoshanSun 7:36 AM480 km298 miles259 nmWest-northwest WNW

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