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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 12:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 15' North, Longitude: 27° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.41 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.8"978.27 miwest0° 08' 09.8"9.35 minorth978.04 mi
24 hours11° 22' 27.4"765.88 mieast2° 56' 25.1"202.15 minorth787.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaWed 11:38 AM483 km300 miles261 nmEast-northeast ENE
MindeloWed 11:38 AM494 km307 miles267 nmNortheast NE
Santa MariaWed 11:38 AM631 km392 miles341 nmNortheast NE
DakarWed 12:38 PM1116 km693 miles602 nmEast E
BanjulWed 12:38 PM1201 km746 miles648 nmEast E
BissauWed 12:38 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmEast E
NouakchottWed 12:38 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryWed 12:38 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownWed 12:38 PM1662 km1033 miles897 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaWed 12:38 PM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmEast-southeast ESE

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