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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: 7%
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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 14' North
Longitude: 2° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.72 meters/second, 1597.4 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.4"992.50 miwest0° 09' 42.8"11.13 minorth992.34 mi
24 hours11° 12' 15.1"765.06 mieast3° 38' 11.0"249.96 minorth800.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ParakouTue 10:48 AM37 km23 miles20 nmEast-northeast ENE
KaraTue 9:48 AM128 km79 miles69 nmWest-northwest WNW
SokodéTue 9:48 AM131 km81 miles71 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbeokutaTue 10:48 AM256 km159 miles138 nmSouth-southeast SSE
IbadanTue 10:48 AM270 km168 miles146 nmSoutheast SE
Porto NovoTue 10:48 AM306 km190 miles165 nmSouth S
CotonouTue 10:48 AM316 km196 miles171 nmSouth S
LagosTue 10:48 AM327 km203 miles177 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TamaleTue 9:48 AM347 km215 miles187 nmWest W
LomeTue 9:48 AM363 km225 miles196 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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