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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, May 7, 2012 at 11:12:00 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: 97%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, May 6, 2012 at 3:36 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 13' South, Longitude: 149° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.31 meters/second, 1491.5 km/hour, 926.8 miles/hour or 805.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.45 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.45 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.3"926.45 miwest0° 03' 02.0"3.48 misouth926.30 mi
24 hours15° 07' 42.7"975.53 mieast0° 27' 47.2"31.86 misouth974.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 1:12 AM408 km254 miles221 nmNorth N
RarotongaMon 1:12 AM1060 km659 miles572 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 3:12 AM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiMon 12:12 AM2140 km1330 miles1156 nmWest W
ApiaTue 12:12 AM2492 km1549 miles1346 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 12:12 AM2659 km1652 miles1436 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 12:12 AM2666 km1657 miles1440 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 1:12 AM2691 km1672 miles1453 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaMon 11:12 PM3368 km2093 miles1819 nmWest W
Chatham IslandsMon 11:57 PM3548 km2204 miles1916 nmSouthwest SW

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