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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:38:00 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: 15%

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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' North, Longitude: 93° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.86 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.1"999.46 miwest0° 11' 49.5"13.54 misouth999.71 mi
24 hours11° 55' 05.6"820.99 mieast4° 53' 25.5"336.02 misouth889.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehFri 9:38 AM204 km127 miles110 nmEast E
MedanFri 9:38 AM601 km373 miles324 nmEast-southeast ESE
PhuketFri 9:38 AM615 km382 miles332 nmEast-northeast ENE
PematangsiantarFri 9:38 AM659 km410 miles356 nmEast-southeast ESE
Hat YaiFri 9:38 AM795 km494 miles429 nmEast-northeast ENE
IpohFri 10:38 AM846 km526 miles457 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurFri 10:38 AM938 km583 miles506 nmEast-southeast ESE
BangkokFri 9:38 AM1214 km754 miles655 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeFri 10:38 AM1228 km763 miles663 nmEast-southeast ESE
YangonFri 9:08 AM1310 km814 miles707 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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