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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 20:20:00 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 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 103° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.14 meters/second, 1516.1 km/hour, 942.1 miles/hour or 818.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.70 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.8"941.75 miwest0° 02' 47.5"3.20 minorth941.62 mi
24 hours11° 37' 56.6"754.67 mieast0° 40' 36.5"46.56 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
Xam NeuaFri 3:20 AM66 km41 miles36 nmEast E
Luang PrabangFri 3:20 AM143 km89 miles77 nmWest-southwest WSW
HanoiFri 3:20 AM265 km165 miles143 nmEast-northeast ENE
VientianeFri 3:20 AM275 km171 miles148 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Udon ThaniFri 3:20 AM330 km205 miles178 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Hai PhongFri 3:20 AM345 km214 miles186 nmEast E
Khon KaenFri 3:20 AM436 km271 miles235 nmSouth S
SavannakhetFri 3:20 AM439 km273 miles237 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Chiang MaiFri 3:20 AM496 km308 miles268 nmWest-southwest WSW
KunmingFri 4:20 AM527 km328 miles285 nmNorth N

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