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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 3:58 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 09:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 53' South
Longitude: 47° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.57 meters/second, 1589.7 km/hour, 987.8 miles/hour or 858.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.46 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 29' 30.8"987.64 miwest0° 10' 48.9"12.39 misouth987.45 mi
24 hours12° 32' 59.1"855.31 mieast4° 05' 14.3"280.97 misouth894.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Palmas *Sat 7:08 AM141 km88 miles76 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 7:08 AM660 km410 miles357 nmSouth S
BelémSat 6:08 AM945 km587 miles510 nmNorth N
SalvadorSat 6:08 AM999 km621 miles539 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaSat 6:08 AM1158 km720 miles625 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSat 6:08 AM1356 km842 miles732 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 7:08 AM1507 km937 miles814 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Sat 7:08 AM1516 km942 miles818 nmSouth S
ManausSat 5:08 AM1614 km1003 miles872 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneSat 6:08 AM1738 km1080 miles939 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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