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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: 82%
Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 11' North
Longitude: 142° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.53 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.3"942.68 miwest0° 03' 02.7"3.49 minorth942.53 mi
24 hours11° 37' 10.1"754.54 mieast0° 46' 51.3"53.73 minorth754.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanFri 3:36 AM633 km393 miles342 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Guam (Hagåtña)Fri 3:36 AM771 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MelekeokFri 2:36 AM1660 km1032 miles896 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HamamatsuFri 2:36 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaFri 2:36 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YokohamaFri 2:36 AM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNorth N
KawasakiFri 2:36 AM1728 km1073 miles933 nmNorth N
SagamiharaFri 2:36 AM1738 km1080 miles938 nmNorth N
TokyoFri 2:36 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmNorth N
NagoyaFri 2:36 AM1758 km1093 miles949 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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