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

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' North, Longitude: 8° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.62 meters/second, 1543.0 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.98 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.5"958.54 miwest0° 05' 20.0"6.11 misouth958.80 mi
24 hours11° 13' 52.2"741.04 mieast2° 29' 34.5"171.42 misouth765.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezWed 6:02 PM58 km36 miles31 nmSouth S
ArlitWed 6:02 PM152 km95 miles82 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ZinderWed 6:02 PM422 km262 miles228 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaradiWed 6:02 PM453 km282 miles245 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SokotoWed 6:02 PM574 km357 miles310 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoWed 6:02 PM611 km379 miles330 nmSouth S
NiameyWed 6:02 PM771 km479 miles416 nmSouthwest SW
KadunaWed 6:02 PM774 km481 miles418 nmSouth S
KandiWed 6:02 PM892 km554 miles482 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaWed 6:02 PM934 km581 miles505 nmSouth S

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