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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: 51%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:25 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, May 31, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 34' South, Longitude: 165° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.96 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.9"1001.98 miwest0° 11' 25.6"13.09 minorth1002.17 mi
24 hours11° 28' 26.0"792.13 mieast4° 33' 19.2"312.99 minorth852.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiSat 6:00 AM578 km359 miles312 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 6:00 AM901 km560 miles487 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 7:00 AM1090 km677 miles589 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandFri 5:00 AM1288 km801 miles696 nmWest-northwest WNW
ApiaSat 6:00 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiSat 5:00 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 6:00 AM1779 km1106 miles961 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaFri 7:00 AM2051 km1275 miles1108 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSat 6:00 AM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteFri 7:00 AM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmSoutheast SE

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