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

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 38' South
Longitude: 51° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.38 meters/second, 1596.2 km/hour, 991.8 miles/hour or 861.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.2"991.69 miwest0° 11' 04.5"12.69 misouth991.53 mi
24 hours12° 20' 19.9"843.92 mieast4° 13' 48.7"290.77 misouth887.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaSat 5:18 AM499 km310 miles270 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaSat 6:18 AM587 km364 miles317 nmNortheast NE
MamoutzouSat 5:18 AM869 km540 miles469 nmWest-southwest WSW
MutsamuduSat 5:18 AM917 km570 miles495 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniSat 5:18 AM1007 km625 miles544 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSat 5:18 AM1236 km768 miles667 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuSat 5:18 AM1391 km864 miles751 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisSat 6:18 AM1406 km874 miles759 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port LouisSat 6:18 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamSat 5:18 AM1414 km879 miles763 nmWest W
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