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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: 68%
Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 20:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 19' North
Longitude: 21° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.63 meters/second, 1535.9 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.9"954.12 miwest0° 05' 08.1"5.89 minorth953.91 mi
24 hours11° 25' 17.8"750.19 mieast1° 39' 22.9"113.94 minorth755.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa MariaSun 7:40 PM230 km143 miles124 nmSouthwest SW
MindeloSun 7:40 PM383 km238 miles207 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaSun 7:40 PM423 km263 miles229 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouadhibouSun 8:40 PM569 km353 miles307 nmEast-northeast ENE
NouakchottSun 8:40 PM605 km376 miles327 nmEast E
DakarSun 8:40 PM608 km378 miles328 nmSoutheast SE
ThièsSun 8:40 PM641 km398 miles346 nmSoutheast SE
RossoSun 8:40 PM657 km408 miles355 nmEast-southeast ESE
ToubaSun 8:40 PM729 km453 miles394 nmEast-southeast ESE
SerekundaSun 8:40 PM761 km473 miles411 nmSoutheast SE
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