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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:20:00 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: 81%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 132° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.42 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.7"942.38 miwest0° 02' 58.7"3.41 minorth942.24 mi
24 hours11° 37' 22.6"754.53 mieast0° 45' 12.7"51.84 minorth754.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaipeiFri 2:20 AM1245 km774 miles672 nmWest-northwest WNW
KagoshimaFri 3:20 AM1273 km791 miles687 nmNorth N
QuezonFri 2:20 AM1356 km843 miles732 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaFri 2:20 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmWest-southwest WSW
KumamotoFri 3:20 AM1404 km873 miles758 nmNorth N
MelekeokFri 3:20 AM1427 km887 miles771 nmSouth S
FukuokaFri 3:20 AM1502 km933 miles811 nmNorth N
HagåtñaFri 4:20 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmEast-southeast ESE
KitakyushuFri 3:20 AM1520 km945 miles821 nmNorth N
KobeFri 3:20 AM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth N
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