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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 17:36:00 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: 74%

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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 58' North, Longitude: 154° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.24 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.8"937.49 miwest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 minorth937.45 mi
24 hours11° 42' 00.4"755.85 mieast0° 09' 04.2"10.40 misouth756.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSat 5:36 AM1260 km783 miles680 nmEast E
HagåtñaSat 3:36 AM1346 km836 miles727 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirSat 4:36 AM1599 km993 miles863 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YokohamaSat 2:36 AM2177 km1353 miles1176 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoSat 2:36 AM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroSat 5:36 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmSoutheast SE
NagoyaSat 2:36 AM2347 km1459 miles1268 nmNorthwest NW
OsakaSat 2:36 AM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorthwest NW
KyotoSat 2:36 AM2421 km1504 miles1307 nmNorthwest NW
KobeSat 2:36 AM2446 km1520 miles1321 nmNorthwest NW
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