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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 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 24' North
Longitude: 36° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.41 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.90 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.6"953.63 miwest0° 05' 03.1"5.79 minorth953.41 mi
24 hours11° 25' 46.7"750.34 mieast1° 37' 16.6"111.52 minorth755.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaSun 8:40 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 9:40 PM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmEast E
NouakchottSun 9:40 PM2140 km1330 miles1156 nmEast E
BanjulSun 9:40 PM2173 km1350 miles1173 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneSun 6:40 PM2299 km1429 miles1242 nmSouthwest SW
BissauSun 9:40 PM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta Delgada (Azores)Sun 8:40 PM2377 km1477 miles1283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSun 6:40 PM2464 km1531 miles1330 nmSouth S
ParamariboSun 6:40 PM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmWest-southwest WSW
El AaiúnSun 9:40 PM2550 km1584 miles1377 nmEast-northeast ENE
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