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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: 90%

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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 35' North, Longitude: 6° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.24 meters/second, 1512.9 km/hour, 940.1 miles/hour or 816.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.67 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.74 miwest0° 01' 40.8"1.93 misouth939.82 mi
24 hours11° 42' 50.5"758.67 mieast1° 06' 53.6"76.69 misouth765.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaWed 10:02 PM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-southwest WSW
TindoufWed 11:02 PM796 km494 miles430 nmNorth N
SmaraWed 10:02 PM843 km524 miles455 nmNorthwest NW
BamakoWed 10:02 PM888 km552 miles480 nmSouth S
OuahigouyaWed 10:02 PM906 km563 miles489 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KoutialaWed 10:02 PM919 km571 miles496 nmSouth S
El AaiúnWed 10:02 PM975 km606 miles527 nmNorthwest NW
Cape BojadorWed 10:02 PM996 km619 miles538 nmNorthwest NW
DakhlaWed 10:02 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmWest-northwest WNW
NouakchottWed 10:02 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmWest-southwest WSW

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