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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 20:10:00 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 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 00' North, Longitude: 117° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.15 meters/second, 1509.0 km/hour, 937.6 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' 00.5"0.01 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.6"937.29 miwest0° 00' 29.9"0.57 minorth937.26 mi
24 hours11° 42' 15.2"755.97 mieast0° 15' 06.9"17.33 misouth756.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ShantouSat 4:10 AM274 km170 miles148 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KowloonSat 4:10 AM365 km227 miles197 nmWest-northwest WNW
Hong KongSat 4:10 AM371 km230 miles200 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungSat 4:10 AM382 km237 miles206 nmNortheast NE
ShenzhenSat 4:10 AM383 km238 miles207 nmWest-northwest WNW
XiamenSat 4:10 AM388 km241 miles209 nmNorth N
MacauSat 4:10 AM428 km266 miles231 nmWest-northwest WNW
TaichungSat 4:10 AM479 km298 miles259 nmNortheast NE
GuangzhouSat 4:10 AM494 km307 miles267 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoshanSat 4:10 AM502 km312 miles271 nmWest-northwest WNW

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