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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: 6%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 36' North, Longitude: 31° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.23 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.52 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.1"991.34 miwest0° 09' 35.8"10.99 minorth991.16 mi
24 hours11° 12' 59.1"765.02 mieast3° 34' 59.8"246.30 minorth799.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaTue 11:08 AM1034 km643 miles558 nmNortheast NE
DakarTue 12:08 PM1614 km1003 miles871 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulTue 12:08 PM1665 km1035 miles899 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaTue 9:08 AM1681 km1044 miles908 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BissauTue 12:08 PM1741 km1082 miles940 nmEast E
NouakchottTue 12:08 PM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryTue 12:08 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmEast E
FreetownTue 12:08 PM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmEast E
RecifeTue 9:08 AM1996 km1241 miles1078 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémTue 9:08 AM2260 km1404 miles1220 nmWest-southwest WSW

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