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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 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 48' South, Longitude: 19° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.40 meters/second, 1563.8 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 27' 41.5"971.47 miwest0° 09' 30.8"10.90 misouth971.20 mi
24 hours13° 19' 23.1"895.01 mieast3° 25' 38.2"235.65 misouth918.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 8:08 AM1534 km953 miles828 nmEast E
RecifeSun 5:08 AM1764 km1096 miles953 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 5:08 AM2025 km1258 miles1093 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 5:08 AM2344 km1456 miles1266 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 8:08 AM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 8:08 AM2570 km1597 miles1387 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 8:08 AM2664 km1656 miles1439 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:08 AM2666 km1657 miles1440 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanSun 8:08 AM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSun 8:08 AM2789 km1733 miles1506 nmNortheast NE
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