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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 Sunday, September 9, 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: 37%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 110° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.22 meters/second, 1512.8 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.67 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.6"939.70 miwest0° 03' 01.3"3.47 misouth939.86 mi
24 hours11° 53' 55.3"770.97 mieast1° 40' 10.8"114.85 misouth783.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HaikouMon 7:36 AM54 km34 miles29 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NanningMon 7:36 AM322 km200 miles174 nmNorthwest NW
Hai PhongMon 6:36 AM370 km230 miles200 nmWest W
MacauMon 7:36 AM392 km244 miles212 nmEast-northeast ENE
FoshanMon 7:36 AM409 km254 miles221 nmNortheast NE
GuangzhouMon 7:36 AM427 km266 miles231 nmNortheast NE
Hong KongMon 7:36 AM456 km283 miles246 nmEast-northeast ENE
HanoiMon 6:36 AM458 km285 miles247 nmWest W
KowloonMon 7:36 AM464 km288 miles251 nmEast-northeast ENE
ShenzhenMon 7:36 AM477 km296 miles257 nmEast-northeast ENE
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