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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: 91%
Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:39 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 32' North
Longitude: 21° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 58.1"1004.96 miwest0° 11' 30.6"13.18 misouth1005.09 mi
24 hours11° 18' 13.2"781.66 mieast4° 38' 05.1"318.47 misouth844.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownWed 3:46 AM1210 km752 miles653 nmNortheast NE
ConakryWed 3:46 AM1246 km774 miles673 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 3:46 AM1316 km818 miles711 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauWed 3:46 AM1325 km823 miles715 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulWed 3:46 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaWed 2:46 AM1494 km929 miles807 nmNorth N
DakarWed 3:46 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeWed 12:46 AM1813 km1127 miles979 nmSouthwest SW
YamoussoukroWed 3:46 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmEast-northeast ENE
NouakchottWed 3:46 AM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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