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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 Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 15:00:00 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: 82%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, April 28, 2010 at 12:20 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 6, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 24' South, Longitude: 172° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 407.72 meters/second, 1467.8 km/hour, 912.0 miles/hour or 792.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.20 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 minorth15.20 mi
1 hour14° 28' 13.7"911.65 miwest0° 03' 24.9"3.92 minorth911.86 mi
24 hours12° 22' 52.3"780.12 mieast1° 54' 32.9"131.38 minorth796.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaMon 4:00 AM452 km281 miles244 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiMon 4:00 AM541 km336 miles292 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 4:00 AM652 km405 miles352 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuMon 4:00 AM653 km406 miles353 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaMon 3:00 AM1164 km723 miles629 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaSun 4:00 AM1172 km729 miles633 nmNorth N
RarotongaSun 5:00 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 4:00 AM1670 km1037 miles901 nmNorth N
AucklandMon 3:00 AM1836 km1141 miles991 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiMon 3:00 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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