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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: 37%

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 Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 07:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 46' South, Longitude: 17° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.46 meters/second, 1564.1 km/hour, 971.9 miles/hour or 844.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.20 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 27' 42.4"971.60 miwest0° 09' 31.7"10.92 misouth971.33 mi
24 hours13° 19' 00.5"894.70 mieast3° 26' 01.1"236.09 misouth918.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 7:56 AM1256 km780 miles678 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSun 4:56 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 4:56 AM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 7:56 AM2331 km1448 miles1259 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 7:56 AM2500 km1554 miles1350 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 7:56 AM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSun 4:56 AM2600 km1615 miles1404 nmWest-northwest WNW
ConakrySun 7:56 AM2603 km1618 miles1406 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 7:56 AM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSun 7:56 AM2840 km1765 miles1534 nmNorth N

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