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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: 46%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 14' North, Longitude: 112° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.34 meters/second, 1506.0 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 26.4"935.46 miwest0° 00' 29.5"0.56 misouth935.49 mi
24 hours11° 51' 50.4"765.10 mieast0° 39' 45.4"45.58 misouth768.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MacauSun 6:36 AM146 km91 miles79 nmNortheast NE
Hong KongSun 6:36 AM204 km126 miles110 nmNortheast NE
FoshanSun 6:36 AM206 km128 miles111 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KowloonSun 6:36 AM211 km131 miles114 nmNortheast NE
GuangzhouSun 6:36 AM221 km138 miles120 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ShenzhenSun 6:36 AM230 km143 miles124 nmNortheast NE
HaikouSun 6:36 AM268 km167 miles145 nmWest-southwest WSW
NanningSun 6:36 AM475 km295 miles256 nmWest-northwest WNW
ShantouSun 6:36 AM483 km300 miles261 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuilinSun 6:36 AM506 km314 miles273 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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