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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 19:20:00 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 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 117° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.28 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 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' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.8"942.06 miwest0° 02' 53.0"3.31 minorth941.92 mi
24 hours11° 37' 39.9"754.60 mieast0° 42' 54.8"49.20 minorth754.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ShantouFri 3:20 AM365 km227 miles197 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KaohsiungFri 3:20 AM402 km250 miles217 nmNortheast NE
KowloonFri 3:20 AM446 km277 miles241 nmWest-northwest WNW
Hong KongFri 3:20 AM451 km280 miles243 nmWest-northwest WNW
XiamenFri 3:20 AM463 km288 miles250 nmNorth N
ShenzhenFri 3:20 AM467 km290 miles252 nmNorthwest NW
MacauFri 3:20 AM504 km313 miles272 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baguio CityFri 3:20 AM511 km318 miles276 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TaichungFri 3:20 AM513 km319 miles277 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuangzhouFri 3:20 AM578 km359 miles312 nmNorthwest NW
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