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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: 45%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 25' North, Longitude: 146° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.42 meters/second, 1542.3 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.97 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.0"958.09 miwest0° 06' 24.9"7.35 misouth958.40 mi
24 hours11° 35' 35.5"765.25 mieast2° 57' 36.6"203.54 misouth797.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanTue 6:34 AM267 km166 miles144 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaTue 6:34 AM485 km301 miles262 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirTue 7:34 AM1701 km1057 miles919 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokTue 5:34 AM1712 km1064 miles924 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandTue 8:34 AM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmEast E
YokohamaTue 5:34 AM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoTue 5:34 AM2141 km1330 miles1156 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NagoyaTue 5:34 AM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmNorth-northwest NNW
OsakaTue 5:34 AM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KobeTue 5:34 AM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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