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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 19:36:00 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: 55%

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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 19:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 36' North, Longitude: 149° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.94 meters/second, 1522.6 km/hour, 946.1 miles/hour or 822.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.3"945.80 miwest0° 04' 07.3"4.73 misouth946.02 mi
24 hours11° 39' 18.6"759.64 mieast2° 04' 38.0"142.87 misouth777.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanMon 5:36 AM603 km375 miles326 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaMon 5:36 AM821 km510 miles444 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirMon 6:36 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandMon 7:36 AM1842 km1144 miles994 nmEast E
YokohamaMon 4:36 AM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KawasakiMon 4:36 AM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoMon 4:36 AM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MelekeokMon 4:36 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmSouthwest SW
NagoyaMon 4:36 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth-northwest NNW
OsakaMon 4:36 AM2142 km1331 miles1156 nmNorthwest NW

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