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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: 1%
Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 40' South
Longitude: 57° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.49 meters/second, 1546.2 km/hour, 960.7 miles/hour or 834.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.01 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 16.6"960.62 miwest0° 08' 57.7"10.27 minorth961.02 mi
24 hours13° 29' 52.6"899.14 mieast3° 58' 20.0"273.10 minorth947.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSat 12:44 PM499 km310 miles269 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisSat 12:44 PM624 km388 miles337 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToamasinaSat 11:44 AM925 km575 miles500 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSat 11:44 AM1140 km709 miles616 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSat 12:44 PM1245 km774 miles672 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSat 11:44 AM1617 km1005 miles873 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 2:44 PM1850 km1149 miles999 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamSat 11:44 AM2233 km1388 miles1206 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuSat 11:44 AM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmNorthwest NW
LilongweSat 10:44 AM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmWest W
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