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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: 39%

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 19:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 43' North, Longitude: 38° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.52 meters/second, 1600.3 km/hour, 994.4 miles/hour or 864.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.0"994.31 miwest0° 10' 09.6"11.64 minorth994.15 mi
24 hours10° 59' 51.1"752.00 mieast3° 48' 34.1"261.85 minorth792.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 4:34 PM1379 km857 miles745 nmSouth S
CayenneThu 4:34 PM1532 km952 miles827 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémThu 4:34 PM1540 km957 miles832 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboThu 4:34 PM1814 km1127 miles979 nmWest W
PraiaThu 6:34 PM1820 km1131 miles983 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 4:34 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownThu 3:34 PM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmWest W
BridgetownThu 3:34 PM2305 km1432 miles1245 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 4:34 PM2399 km1490 miles1295 nmSouth S
DakarThu 7:34 PM2440 km1516 miles1317 nmEast-northeast ENE

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