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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: 55%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 143° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.02 meters/second, 1522.9 km/hour, 946.3 miles/hour or 822.3 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' 47.4"945.97 miwest0° 04' 09.6"4.77 misouth946.19 mi
24 hours11° 39' 14.6"759.70 mieast2° 05' 33.4"143.93 misouth777.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanMon 6:00 AM563 km350 miles304 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaMon 6:00 AM699 km434 miles377 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MelekeokMon 5:00 AM1615 km1003 miles872 nmSouthwest SW
HamamatsuMon 5:00 AM1757 km1092 miles949 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaMon 5:00 AM1768 km1099 miles955 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YokohamaMon 5:00 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth N
KawasakiMon 5:00 AM1799 km1118 miles971 nmNorth N
SagamiharaMon 5:00 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmNorth N
TokyoMon 5:00 AM1816 km1129 miles981 nmNorth N
OsakaMon 5:00 AM1830 km1137 miles988 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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