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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, November 5, 2012 at 20:00:00 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: 62%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 27' North, Longitude: 135° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.13 meters/second, 1559.3 km/hour, 968.9 miles/hour or 841.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.15 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.7"968.66 miwest0° 07' 35.1"8.69 misouth968.99 mi
24 hours11° 16' 32.1"751.83 mieast3° 22' 17.1"231.78 misouth792.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokTue 5:00 AM890 km553 miles481 nmSouth S
HagåtñaTue 6:00 AM983 km611 miles531 nmEast-southeast ESE
DavaoTue 4:00 AM1452 km902 miles784 nmSouthwest SW
General SantosTue 4:00 AM1559 km969 miles842 nmSouthwest SW
QuezonTue 4:00 AM1593 km990 miles860 nmWest W
ManilaTue 4:00 AM1600 km994 miles864 nmWest W
ManokwariTue 5:00 AM1816 km1128 miles980 nmSouth S
TaipeiTue 4:00 AM1835 km1140 miles991 nmNorthwest NW
ManadoTue 4:00 AM1962 km1219 miles1060 nmSouthwest SW
KumamotoTue 5:00 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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