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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 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 51' North
Longitude: 0° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.11 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.8"1002.35 miwest0° 11' 04.0"12.67 misouth1002.57 mi
24 hours11° 02' 44.2"761.35 mieast4° 32' 09.4"311.68 misouth824.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraWed 3:36 AM112 km70 miles60 nmNortheast NE
KumasiWed 3:36 AM217 km135 miles117 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeWed 3:36 AM278 km173 miles150 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanWed 3:36 AM345 km214 miles186 nmWest W
CotonouWed 4:36 AM410 km255 miles222 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoWed 4:36 AM451 km280 miles244 nmEast-northeast ENE
TamaleWed 3:36 AM503 km312 miles272 nmNorth N
LagosWed 4:36 AM507 km315 miles274 nmEast-northeast ENE
SokodéWed 3:36 AM511 km318 miles276 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroWed 3:36 AM526 km327 miles284 nmWest-northwest WNW
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