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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 21:20:00 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: 44%

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 21:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 20' North, Longitude: 135° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.61 meters/second, 1543.0 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.4"958.52 miwest0° 06' 29.0"7.43 misouth958.83 mi
24 hours11° 35' 30.1"765.49 mieast2° 59' 09.1"205.31 misouth798.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaTue 7:20 AM1071 km665 miles578 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokTue 6:20 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouth S
DavaoTue 5:20 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmSouthwest SW
QuezonTue 5:20 AM1583 km984 miles855 nmWest W
ManilaTue 5:20 AM1591 km989 miles859 nmWest W
General SantosTue 5:20 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmSouthwest SW
TaipeiTue 5:20 AM1692 km1052 miles914 nmWest-northwest WNW
KumamotoTue 6:20 AM1782 km1107 miles962 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FukuokaTue 6:20 AM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KitakyushuTue 6:20 AM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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