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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 11:34:00 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 11:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' South, Longitude: 154° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.25 meters/second, 1491.3 km/hour, 926.7 miles/hour or 805.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.44 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.44 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.3"926.33 miwest0° 02' 58.5"3.41 misouth926.18 mi
24 hours15° 07' 30.4"975.19 mieast0° 26' 21.4"30.22 misouth974.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaMon 1:34 AM513 km319 miles277 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 1:34 AM689 km428 miles372 nmNortheast NE
AlofiMon 12:34 AM1595 km991 miles861 nmWest W
ApiaTue 12:34 AM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 12:34 AM2114 km1313 miles1141 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 12:34 AM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownMon 3:34 AM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiTue 1:34 AM2571 km1597 miles1388 nmNorth N
SuvaMon 11:34 PM2822 km1753 miles1524 nmWest W
FunafutiMon 11:34 PM3120 km1939 miles1685 nmWest-northwest WNW

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