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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: 80%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 03:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 52' North, Longitude: 0° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.10 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.8"1002.28 miwest0° 11' 03.9"12.67 misouth1002.49 mi
24 hours11° 02' 43.5"761.28 mieast4° 32' 08.4"311.64 misouth824.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraWed 3:34 AM81 km50 miles43 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LomeWed 3:34 AM233 km145 miles126 nmNortheast NE
KumasiWed 3:34 AM240 km149 miles129 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AtakpaméWed 3:34 AM343 km213 miles185 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CotonouWed 4:34 AM362 km225 miles195 nmEast-northeast ENE
BohiconWed 4:34 AM379 km236 miles205 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoWed 4:34 AM386 km240 miles208 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanWed 3:34 AM398 km247 miles215 nmWest W
LagosWed 4:34 AM457 km284 miles247 nmEast-northeast ENE
SavéWed 4:34 AM479 km298 miles259 nmNortheast NE

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