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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 08' North, Longitude: 5° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.60 meters/second, 1568.2 km/hour, 974.4 miles/hour or 846.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.24 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.6"974.21 miwest0° 07' 48.4"8.94 minorth973.97 mi
24 hours11° 30' 32.6"772.08 mieast2° 46' 09.4"190.41 minorth790.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SokotoThu 1:24 PM137 km85 miles74 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaradiThu 1:24 PM151 km94 miles81 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZinderThu 1:24 PM339 km210 miles183 nmEast E
KanoThu 1:24 PM371 km231 miles200 nmSoutheast SE
AgadezThu 1:24 PM388 km241 miles209 nmNortheast NE
ZariaThu 1:24 PM394 km245 miles212 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyThu 1:24 PM412 km256 miles223 nmWest W
KadunaThu 1:24 PM434 km270 miles234 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KandiThu 1:24 PM460 km286 miles249 nmSouthwest SW
ArlitThu 1:24 PM535 km333 miles289 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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