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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 18:30:00 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 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 130° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.40 meters/second, 1517.0 km/hour, 942.6 miles/hour or 819.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.6"942.33 miwest0° 02' 57.8"3.40 minorth942.18 mi
24 hours11° 37' 25.6"754.55 mieast0° 44' 49.8"51.40 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 2:30 AM1026 km637 miles554 nmWest-northwest WNW
QuezonFri 2:30 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaFri 2:30 AM1144 km711 miles618 nmWest-southwest WSW
KagoshimaFri 3:30 AM1259 km782 miles680 nmNorth N
FoochowFri 2:30 AM1275 km792 miles689 nmWest-northwest WNW
XiamenFri 2:30 AM1317 km819 miles711 nmWest-northwest WNW
KumamotoFri 3:30 AM1394 km866 miles753 nmNorth N
ShantouFri 2:30 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmWest-northwest WNW
FukuokaFri 3:30 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth N
ShanghaiFri 2:30 AM1491 km926 miles805 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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