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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 Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 13:46:00 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: 99%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 02' North, Longitude: 138° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.72 meters/second, 1529.0 km/hour, 950.1 miles/hour or 825.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.7"949.78 miwest0° 04' 31.5"5.19 minorth949.58 mi
24 hours11° 31' 18.1"753.52 mieast1° 23' 49.1"96.09 minorth756.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanTue 11:46 PM862 km535 miles465 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaTue 11:46 PM892 km554 miles482 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokTue 10:46 PM1350 km839 miles729 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KumamotoTue 10:46 PM1721 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HamamatsuTue 10:46 PM1740 km1081 miles939 nmNorth N
OsakaTue 10:46 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmNorth N
ShizuokaTue 10:46 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth N
KobeTue 10:46 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNorth N
KyotoTue 10:46 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmNorth N
NagoyaTue 10:46 PM1797 km1116 miles970 nmNorth N
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