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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: 42%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 07:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 49' South, Longitude: 20° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.38 meters/second, 1520.6 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.75 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 25' 32.2"944.52 miwest0° 05' 19.8"6.11 misouth944.29 mi
24 hours14° 02' 33.9"919.47 mieast1° 33' 24.3"107.08 misouth921.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 7:56 AM1633 km1015 miles882 nmEast E
RecifeMon 4:56 AM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorMon 4:56 AM2001 km1243 miles1080 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 5:56 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 4:56 AM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Mon 5:56 AM2730 km1696 miles1474 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Mon 5:56 AM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 7:56 AM2989 km1857 miles1614 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 7:56 AM3133 km1947 miles1691 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 7:56 AM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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