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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: 97%

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 Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' South, Longitude: 157° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.23 meters/second, 1491.2 km/hour, 926.6 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' 00.2"926.27 miwest0° 02' 56.7"3.38 misouth926.12 mi
24 hours15° 07' 24.0"975.02 mieast0° 25' 38.1"29.40 misouth974.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaMon 1:44 AM237 km147 miles128 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 1:44 AM929 km577 miles501 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiMon 12:44 AM1321 km821 miles713 nmWest W
ApiaTue 12:44 AM1722 km1070 miles930 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 12:44 AM1838 km1142 miles992 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 12:44 AM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaMon 11:44 PM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmWest W
KiritimatiTue 1:44 AM2557 km1589 miles1381 nmNorth N
AdamstownMon 3:44 AM2832 km1759 miles1529 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiMon 11:44 PM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmWest-northwest WNW

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