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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: 2%

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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 00' North, Longitude: 1° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.88 meters/second, 1576.4 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.32 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"979.31 miwest0° 08' 16.9"9.49 minorth979.08 mi
24 hours11° 21' 41.2"765.80 mieast2° 59' 35.4"205.79 minorth788.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OuagadougouWed 10:48 AM89 km55 miles48 nmSouthwest SW
DoriWed 10:48 AM156 km97 miles84 nmNortheast NE
OuahigouyaWed 10:48 AM164 km102 miles89 nmWest-northwest WNW
KoudougouWed 10:48 AM168 km105 miles91 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fada N'gourmaWed 10:48 AM181 km113 miles98 nmSoutheast SE
MangoWed 10:48 AM335 km208 miles181 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyWed 11:48 AM344 km214 miles186 nmEast E
NatitingouWed 11:48 AM397 km247 miles214 nmSoutheast SE
TamaleWed 10:48 AM399 km248 miles215 nmSouth S
Bobo-DioulassoWed 10:48 AM409 km254 miles221 nmWest-southwest WSW

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