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

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' North, Longitude: 24° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.71 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
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.6"994.67 miwest0° 10' 12.7"11.70 minorth994.52 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.28 mieast3° 49' 55.1"263.38 minorth792.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 5:36 PM715 km445 miles386 nmNorth N
MindeloThu 5:36 PM923 km574 miles498 nmNorth N
ZiguinchorThu 6:36 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 6:36 PM1037 km644 miles560 nmEast-northeast ENE
DakarThu 6:36 PM1040 km646 miles561 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 6:36 PM1060 km659 miles573 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 6:36 PM1209 km751 miles653 nmEast E
FreetownThu 6:36 PM1259 km782 miles680 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 6:36 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 6:36 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmEast E

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