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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: 2%

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 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 33' North, Longitude: 40° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.78 meters/second, 1565.2 km/hour, 972.6 miles/hour or 845.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 31' 20.0"972.37 miwest0° 07' 34.2"8.68 minorth972.14 mi
24 hours11° 31' 31.0"771.76 mieast2° 40' 04.0"183.44 minorth788.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneThu 12:36 PM1668 km1036 miles901 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaThu 2:36 PM1840 km1143 miles993 nmEast E
ParamariboThu 12:36 PM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémThu 12:36 PM1971 km1224 miles1064 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaThu 12:36 PM2035 km1265 miles1099 nmSouth S
BridgetownThu 11:36 AM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmWest W
GeorgetownThu 11:36 AM2101 km1306 miles1135 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesThu 11:36 AM2199 km1367 miles1188 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceThu 11:36 AM2205 km1370 miles1191 nmWest W
KingstownThu 11:36 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmWest W

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