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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: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 16:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 15' South, Longitude: 148° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.29 meters/second, 1581.4 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.3"982.53 miwest0° 10' 00.3"11.46 minorth982.88 mi
24 hours12° 08' 09.5"823.39 mieast4° 12' 15.9"288.95 minorth877.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 6:14 AM705 km438 miles380 nmSouth S
TaiohaeThu 6:44 AM1021 km635 miles551 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaThu 6:14 AM1631 km1013 miles881 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 6:14 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 5:14 AM2452 km1523 miles1324 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 8:14 AM2474 km1537 miles1336 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoFri 5:14 AM2494 km1549 miles1346 nmWest W
ApiaFri 5:14 AM2540 km1578 miles1371 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 5:14 AM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 4:14 AM3339 km2075 miles1803 nmWest-northwest WNW

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