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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 7:44 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 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° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.26 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
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' 30.1"763.99 mieast4° 18' 50.1"296.44 minorth816.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaWed 3:34 PM946 km588 miles511 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaWed 4:34 PM964 km599 miles520 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeWed 3:34 PM1366 km849 miles737 nmSouth S
BelémWed 3:34 PM1572 km977 miles849 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaWed 5:34 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNortheast NE
CayenneWed 3:34 PM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 3:34 PM1930 km1199 miles1042 nmSouth S
ParamariboWed 3:34 PM2185 km1357 miles1180 nmWest W
DakarWed 6:34 PM2296 km1426 miles1240 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulWed 6:34 PM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmEast-northeast ENE

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