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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 25' South, Longitude: 3° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.47 meters/second, 1520.9 km/hour, 945.0 miles/hour or 821.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 40.2"944.79 miwest0° 06' 34.0"7.53 minorth945.12 mi
24 hours14° 11' 42.1"931.70 mieast3° 09' 51.4"217.59 minorth964.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 11:30 AM1056 km656 miles570 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Fri 1:30 PM1454 km904 miles785 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaFri 12:30 PM1465 km910 miles791 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 12:30 PM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 12:30 PM1998 km1242 miles1079 nmNortheast NE
São ToméFri 11:30 AM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 12:30 PM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 1:30 PM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneFri 1:30 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboFri 12:30 PM2510 km1560 miles1355 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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