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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 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: 73%

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 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 60' North, Longitude: 129° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.18 meters/second, 1509.0 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.0"937.35 miwest0° 00' 34.8"0.66 minorth937.32 mi
24 hours11° 42' 10.6"755.93 mieast0° 13' 09.2"15.08 misouth756.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NahaSat 4:20 AM605 km376 miles327 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TaipeiSat 3:20 AM940 km584 miles508 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungSat 3:20 AM968 km602 miles523 nmWest-northwest WNW
QuezonSat 3:20 AM1139 km708 miles615 nmSouthwest SW
ManilaSat 3:20 AM1150 km714 miles621 nmSouthwest SW
KagoshimaSat 4:20 AM1178 km732 miles636 nmNorth N
FoochowSat 3:20 AM1190 km739 miles642 nmWest-northwest WNW
XiamenSat 3:20 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmWest-northwest WNW
KumamotoSat 4:20 AM1314 km816 miles709 nmNorth N
ShantouSat 3:20 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmWest-northwest WNW
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