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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: 26%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 16' South, Longitude: 46° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.34 meters/second, 1581.6 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 29' 03.8"982.63 miwest0° 10' 00.6"11.47 minorth982.98 mi
24 hours12° 07' 57.1"823.11 mieast4° 13' 22.4"290.22 minorth877.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasFri 8:14 AM167 km104 miles90 nmSoutheast SE
BrasiliaFri 8:14 AM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorFri 8:14 AM861 km535 miles465 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémFri 8:14 AM1114 km692 miles601 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaFri 8:14 AM1182 km734 miles638 nmNortheast NE
RecifeFri 8:14 AM1290 km802 miles697 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de JaneiroFri 8:14 AM1335 km829 miles721 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São PauloFri 8:14 AM1363 km847 miles736 nmSouth S
ManausFri 7:14 AM1771 km1101 miles956 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneFri 8:14 AM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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