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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 Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 16:00:00 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: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 17' South, Longitude: 144° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.21 meters/second, 1581.2 km/hour, 982.5 miles/hour or 853.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.2"982.37 miwest0° 09' 59.5"11.45 minorth982.72 mi
24 hours12° 08' 31.9"823.69 mieast4° 12' 01.4"288.67 minorth877.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 6:30 AM643 km399 miles347 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteThu 6:00 AM855 km531 miles462 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaThu 6:00 AM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 6:00 AM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 8:00 AM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiThu 5:00 AM2819 km1752 miles1522 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 5:00 AM2892 km1797 miles1562 nmWest W
ApiaFri 5:00 AM2933 km1822 miles1584 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 5:00 AM3411 km2120 miles1842 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 4:00 AM3717 km2310 miles2007 nmWest-northwest WNW
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