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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 22:36:00 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: 54%

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 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 23' North, Longitude: 105° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.50 meters/second, 1524.6 km/hour, 947.3 miles/hour or 823.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.3"947.05 miwest0° 04' 24.4"5.05 misouth947.28 mi
24 hours11° 38' 50.2"760.11 mieast2° 11' 14.3"150.44 misouth779.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HanoiMon 5:36 AM185 km115 miles100 nmNorth N
Xam NeuaMon 5:36 AM196 km122 miles106 nmNorthwest NW
Hai PhongMon 5:36 AM200 km125 miles108 nmNortheast NE
SavannakhetMon 5:36 AM325 km202 miles175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
VientianeMon 5:36 AM350 km217 miles189 nmWest-southwest WSW
Luang PrabangMon 5:36 AM364 km226 miles197 nmWest W
Udon ThaniMon 5:36 AM366 km227 miles198 nmSouthwest SW
HuếMon 5:36 AM388 km241 miles209 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Khon KaenMon 5:36 AM437 km271 miles236 nmSouthwest SW
Da NangMon 5:36 AM462 km287 miles250 nmSoutheast SE

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