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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 Saturday, October 6, 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: 64%

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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' North, Longitude: 141° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.74 meters/second, 1511.1 km/hour, 938.9 miles/hour or 815.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.62 miwest0° 01' 46.4"2.04 misouth938.72 mi
24 hours11° 42' 18.0"757.16 mieast1° 09' 27.0"79.63 misouth764.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanSun 5:20 AM778 km483 miles420 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaSun 5:20 AM888 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HamamatsuSun 4:20 AM1583 km984 miles855 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaSun 4:20 AM1600 km994 miles864 nmNorth N
MelekeokSun 4:20 AM1634 km1015 miles882 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YokohamaSun 4:20 AM1634 km1016 miles882 nmNorth N
OsakaSun 4:20 AM1641 km1019 miles886 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KawasakiSun 4:20 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmNorth N
SagamiharaSun 4:20 AM1650 km1026 miles891 nmNorth N
NagoyaSun 4:20 AM1652 km1026 miles892 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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