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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 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' North, Longitude: 26° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.68 meters/second, 1600.9 km/hour, 994.7 miles/hour or 864.4 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' 28.8"994.61 miwest0° 10' 12.3"11.69 minorth994.45 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.23 mieast3° 49' 42.7"263.14 minorth792.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 5:44 PM791 km492 miles427 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MindeloThu 5:44 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarThu 6:44 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmNortheast NE
BanjulThu 6:44 PM1248 km775 miles674 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauThu 6:44 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 6:44 PM1451 km902 miles783 nmEast E
FreetownThu 6:44 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 6:44 PM1580 km982 miles853 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 6:44 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 3:44 PM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmSouthwest SW

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