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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: 96%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 03:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' North, Longitude: 27° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.98 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 32' 08.0"999.76 miwest0° 10' 55.2"12.51 misouth1000.00 mi
24 hours11° 09' 53.7"767.94 mieast4° 29' 47.0"308.95 misouth830.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaTue 2:26 AM1078 km670 miles582 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulTue 3:26 AM1467 km912 miles792 nmNortheast NE
DakarTue 3:26 AM1471 km914 miles794 nmNortheast NE
BissauTue 3:26 AM1478 km918 miles798 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryTue 3:26 AM1589 km988 miles858 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownTue 3:26 AM1620 km1007 miles875 nmEast E
FortalezaTue 12:26 AM1626 km1011 miles878 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 12:26 AM1760 km1094 miles950 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouakchottTue 3:26 AM1840 km1143 miles993 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaTue 3:26 AM1871 km1163 miles1010 nmEast E

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