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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: 75%

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 Friday, February 1, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 01' South, Longitude: 26° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.25 meters/second, 1599.3 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.56 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 21.0"993.67 miwest0° 11' 01.3"12.62 misouth993.53 mi
24 hours12° 06' 51.2"829.86 mieast4° 12' 33.6"289.33 misouth874.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 3:40 AM814 km506 miles439 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 2:40 AM944 km587 miles510 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 2:40 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 2:40 AM1440 km895 miles777 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownFri 5:40 AM2331 km1449 miles1259 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 5:40 AM2340 km1454 miles1263 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 5:40 AM2389 km1484 miles1290 nmNortheast NE
JamestownFri 5:40 AM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 3:40 AM2448 km1521 miles1322 nmSouthwest SW
BissauFri 5:40 AM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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