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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 19:30:00 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 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 115° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.26 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.9 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' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.5"942.01 miwest0° 02' 52.1"3.29 minorth941.87 mi
24 hours11° 37' 42.8"754.62 mieast0° 42' 31.7"48.76 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
KowloonFri 3:30 AM262 km163 miles142 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Hong KongFri 3:30 AM264 km164 miles143 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShenzhenFri 3:30 AM295 km183 miles159 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MacauFri 3:30 AM295 km183 miles159 nmNorthwest NW
ShantouFri 3:30 AM361 km224 miles195 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FoshanFri 3:30 AM392 km243 miles212 nmNorthwest NW
GuangzhouFri 3:30 AM392 km244 miles212 nmNorthwest NW
XiamenFri 3:30 AM532 km330 miles287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HaikouFri 3:30 AM542 km337 miles293 nmWest W
KaohsiungFri 3:30 AM595 km370 miles321 nmEast-northeast ENE

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