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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: 12%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' North, Longitude: 37° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.50 meters/second, 1611.0 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.1"1000.92 miwest0° 10' 36.9"12.16 minorth1000.85 mi
24 hours11° 07' 41.0"766.23 mieast4° 04' 06.6"279.59 minorth812.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaMon 8:48 AM1024 km636 miles553 nmSouth S
BelémMon 8:48 AM1405 km873 miles759 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeMon 8:48 AM1539 km956 miles831 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneMon 8:48 AM1602 km995 miles865 nmWest W
PraiaMon 10:48 AM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboMon 8:48 AM1914 km1189 miles1033 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 8:48 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmSouth S
GeorgetownMon 7:48 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmWest W
DakarMon 11:48 AM2460 km1528 miles1328 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulMon 11:48 AM2499 km1553 miles1349 nmEast-northeast ENE

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