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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 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 05' South, Longitude: 3° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.82 meters/second, 1551.0 km/hour, 963.7 miles/hour or 837.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.06 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 25' 35.6"963.54 miwest0° 09' 18.9"10.67 minorth963.94 mi
24 hours13° 22' 09.8"892.95 mieast4° 05' 08.2"280.86 minorth943.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:30 PM979 km608 miles529 nmWest W
LuandaSat 1:30 PM1277 km794 miles690 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 2:30 PM1666 km1035 miles899 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:30 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 1:30 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:30 PM1771 km1101 miles956 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleSat 1:30 PM1839 km1142 miles993 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboSat 1:30 PM2168 km1347 miles1171 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YaoundéSat 1:30 PM2279 km1416 miles1231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSat 12:30 PM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmNorth N

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