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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: 16%

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 Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 51' North, Longitude: 173° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.93 meters/second, 1616.2 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.8"1004.15 miwest0° 11' 01.0"12.62 minorth1004.15 mi
24 hours348° 52' 12.3"768.91 miwest4° 16' 43.0"294.00 minorth821.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaMon 9:14 AM184 km115 miles100 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroMon 9:14 AM559 km347 miles302 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenMon 9:14 AM857 km533 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 9:14 AM1116 km693 miles602 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiMon 9:14 AM1391 km864 miles751 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirMon 8:14 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandMon 9:14 AM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraMon 8:14 AM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 10:14 AM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaMon 8:14 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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