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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 11:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 16' South, Longitude: 159° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.20 meters/second, 1491.1 km/hour, 926.5 miles/hour or 805.1 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"926.22 miwest0° 02' 55.1"3.35 misouth926.07 mi
24 hours15° 07' 18.3"974.86 mieast0° 24' 59.1"28.65 misouth973.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaMon 1:54 AM12 km7 miles6 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiMon 12:54 AM1076 km669 miles581 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteMon 1:54 AM1160 km721 miles626 nmEast-northeast ENE
ApiaTue 12:54 AM1505 km935 miles812 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 12:54 AM1589 km988 miles858 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 12:54 AM1792 km1113 miles967 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaMon 11:54 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmWest W
KiritimatiTue 1:54 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmNorth N
FunafutiMon 11:54 PM2649 km1646 miles1430 nmWest-northwest WNW
Chatham IslandsTue 12:39 AM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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