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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 100%
Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, May 6, 2012 at 3:35 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 17' South
Longitude: 172° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.81 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.65 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 22' 36.6"938.83 miwest0° 06' 41.5"7.67 misouth938.54 mi
24 hours15° 06' 32.8"986.62 mieast1° 58' 22.2"135.72 misouth989.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NeiafuMon 12:44 AM161 km100 miles87 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiMon 12:44 AM193 km120 miles104 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 12:44 AM284 km176 miles153 nmEast E
NukualofaMon 12:44 AM340 km212 miles184 nmSouthwest SW
Pago PagoSun 12:44 AM591 km367 miles319 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ApiaMon 12:44 AM609 km378 miles329 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i)Mon 12:44 AM614 km382 miles332 nmNorth N
SuvaSun 11:44 PM955 km593 miles515 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 12:44 AM1107 km688 miles597 nmNorth N
RarotongaSun 1:44 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmEast-southeast ESE
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