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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 73%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 19:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 59' North, Longitude: 131° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.18 meters/second, 1509.1 km/hour, 937.7 miles/hour or 814.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"937.36 miwest0° 00' 35.7"0.68 minorth937.33 mi
24 hours11° 42' 09.9"755.93 mieast0° 12' 48.1"14.68 misouth756.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaipeiSat 3:10 AM1138 km707 miles615 nmWest-northwest WNW
KagoshimaSat 4:10 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmNorth N
KumamotoSat 4:10 AM1313 km816 miles709 nmNorth N
QuezonSat 3:10 AM1326 km824 miles716 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaSat 3:10 AM1337 km831 miles722 nmWest-southwest WSW
FoochowSat 3:10 AM1387 km862 miles749 nmWest-northwest WNW
FukuokaSat 4:10 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmNorth N
MatsuyamaSat 4:10 AM1428 km887 miles771 nmNorth N
KitakyushuSat 4:10 AM1430 km888 miles772 nmNorth N
XiamenSat 3:10 AM1452 km902 miles784 nmWest-northwest WNW

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