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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: 64%

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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 07:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 33' South, Longitude: 42° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.19 meters/second, 1573.9 km/hour, 978.0 miles/hour or 849.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.30 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 50.1"977.75 miwest0° 09' 44.8"11.17 misouth977.51 mi
24 hours12° 46' 42.9"862.86 mieast3° 33' 49.3"245.01 misouth890.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasSat 4:40 AM229 km142 miles124 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 4:40 AM482 km299 miles260 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sat 5:40 AM647 km402 miles349 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSat 4:40 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaSat 4:40 AM1082 km673 miles584 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 5:40 AM1154 km717 miles623 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sat 5:40 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSat 4:40 AM1373 km853 miles741 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 4:40 AM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmSouthwest SW
ManausSat 3:40 AM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmWest-northwest WNW

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