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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: 59%
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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 12' South
Longitude: 44° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.14 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.4"1000.14 miwest0° 11' 31.0"13.19 misouth1000.08 mi
24 hours11° 50' 36.1"815.92 mieast4° 30' 04.0"309.34 misouth869.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TeresinaFri 5:08 AM185 km115 miles100 nmEast E
BelémFri 5:08 AM612 km380 miles330 nmNorthwest NW
FortalezaFri 5:08 AM669 km415 miles361 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorFri 5:08 AM1080 km671 miles583 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeFri 5:08 AM1104 km686 miles596 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Fri 6:08 AM1232 km765 miles665 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneFri 5:08 AM1423 km884 miles768 nmNorthwest NW
ParamariboFri 5:08 AM1705 km1059 miles921 nmNorthwest NW
ManausFri 4:08 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 6:08 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmSouth S
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