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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: 29%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' North, Longitude: 35° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.26 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.3"1002.65 miwest0° 11' 15.2"12.89 minorth1002.61 mi
24 hours11° 04' 30.4"764.00 mieast4° 18' 51.4"296.46 minorth816.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaWed 4:34 PM953 km592 miles514 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FortalezaWed 3:34 PM957 km594 miles517 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeWed 3:34 PM1364 km848 miles736 nmSouth S
BelémWed 3:34 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaWed 5:34 PM1747 km1086 miles944 nmNortheast NE
CayenneWed 3:34 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 3:34 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmSouth S
ParamariboWed 3:34 PM2214 km1376 miles1196 nmWest W
DakarWed 6:34 PM2270 km1411 miles1226 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulWed 6:34 PM2292 km1424 miles1238 nmEast-northeast ENE
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