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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: 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 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 43' North, Longitude: 114° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.90 meters/second, 1511.6 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.2 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' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.7"938.97 miwest0° 01' 57.2"2.24 misouth939.07 mi
24 hours11° 42' 09.4"757.29 mieast1° 13' 42.3"84.50 misouth764.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Hong KongSun 5:10 AM184 km114 miles99 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KowloonSun 5:10 AM184 km114 miles99 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MacauSun 5:10 AM201 km125 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
ShenzhenSun 5:10 AM219 km136 miles118 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FoshanSun 5:10 AM301 km187 miles163 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuangzhouSun 5:10 AM304 km189 miles164 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouSun 5:10 AM359 km223 miles194 nmNortheast NE
HaikouSun 5:10 AM458 km284 miles247 nmWest W
XiamenSun 5:10 AM543 km337 miles293 nmNortheast NE
KaohsiungSun 5:10 AM651 km405 miles352 nmEast-northeast ENE

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