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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: 38%
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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 33' North
Longitude: 24° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.72 meters/second, 1601.0 km/hour, 994.8 miles/hour or 864.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.6"994.75 miwest0° 10' 12.8"11.70 minorth994.59 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.34 mieast3° 49' 56.3"263.42 minorth793.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 5:34 PM712 km442 miles384 nmNorth N
MindeloThu 5:34 PM924 km574 miles499 nmNorth N
ZiguinchorThu 6:34 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmEast-northeast ENE
SerekundaThu 6:34 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 6:34 PM1017 km632 miles549 nmEast-northeast ENE
DakarThu 6:34 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 6:34 PM1039 km645 miles561 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 6:34 PM1186 km737 miles640 nmEast E
FreetownThu 6:34 PM1235 km767 miles667 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 6:34 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmNortheast NE
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