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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: 72%
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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 46' North
Longitude: 43° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.51 meters/second, 1618.2 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.2"1005.50 miwest0° 11' 31.9"13.21 misouth1005.61 mi
24 hours11° 15' 29.5"778.72 mieast4° 38' 30.3"318.95 misouth841.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuThu 4:18 AM245 km152 miles132 nmNortheast NE
MombasaThu 4:18 AM684 km425 miles369 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiThu 4:18 AM781 km485 miles422 nmWest-southwest WSW
NakuruThu 4:18 AM839 km521 miles453 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityThu 4:18 AM905 km562 miles489 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamThu 4:18 AM962 km598 miles520 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HargeisaThu 4:18 AM975 km606 miles526 nmNorth N
AdamaThu 4:18 AM981 km610 miles530 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Dire DawaThu 4:18 AM994 km618 miles537 nmNorth N
Addis AbabaThu 4:18 AM1055 km656 miles570 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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