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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 20:20:00 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: 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 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 33' North, Longitude: 138° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.08 meters/second, 1523.1 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 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' 47.5"946.10 miwest0° 04' 11.4"4.81 misouth946.32 mi
24 hours11° 39' 11.7"759.75 mieast2° 06' 15.2"144.72 misouth778.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanMon 6:20 AM911 km566 miles492 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaMon 6:20 AM949 km590 miles513 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokMon 5:20 AM1396 km867 miles754 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KumamotoMon 5:20 AM1659 km1031 miles896 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HamamatsuMon 5:20 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmNorth N
OsakaMon 5:20 AM1701 km1057 miles918 nmNorth N
KobeMon 5:20 AM1708 km1062 miles922 nmNorth N
ShizuokaMon 5:20 AM1710 km1063 miles923 nmNorth N
KyotoMon 5:20 AM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNorth N
NagoyaMon 5:20 AM1738 km1080 miles938 nmNorth N

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