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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 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' South, Longitude: 26° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.25 meters/second, 1563.3 km/hour, 971.4 miles/hour or 844.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 27' 39.0"971.12 miwest0° 09' 28.8"10.86 misouth970.85 mi
24 hours13° 20' 19.8"895.79 mieast3° 24' 41.1"234.56 misouth919.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 5:34 AM1131 km703 miles611 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 5:34 AM1319 km820 miles712 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 5:34 AM1750 km1088 miles945 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:34 AM2042 km1269 miles1103 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSun 8:34 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sun 6:34 AM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 6:34 AM2390 km1485 miles1291 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 5:34 AM2799 km1739 miles1511 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 8:34 AM2816 km1750 miles1521 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 8:34 AM2866 km1781 miles1547 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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