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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: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 08:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 51' South, Longitude: 44° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.63 meters/second, 1589.9 km/hour, 987.9 miles/hour or 858.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.46 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 29' 31.5"987.69 miwest0° 10' 49.3"12.40 misouth987.50 mi
24 hours12° 32' 38.0"854.93 mieast4° 05' 29.3"281.24 misouth894.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 5:58 AM732 km455 miles395 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Sat 6:58 AM759 km472 miles410 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaSat 5:58 AM931 km579 miles503 nmNortheast NE
BelémSat 5:58 AM1032 km642 miles557 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeSat 5:58 AM1064 km661 miles574 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 6:58 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sat 6:58 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmSouth S
CayenneSat 5:58 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausSat 4:58 AM1881 km1169 miles1015 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboSat 5:58 AM2104 km1307 miles1136 nmNorthwest NW

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