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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 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 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° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.42 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"978.28 miwest0° 08' 09.9"9.35 minorth978.05 mi
24 hours11° 22' 27.1"765.88 mieast2° 56' 27.0"202.19 minorth787.32 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 AM457 km284 miles247 nmEast-northeast ENE
MindeloWed 11:38 AM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa MariaWed 11:38 AM608 km378 miles328 nmNortheast NE
DakarWed 12:38 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmEast E
BanjulWed 12:38 PM1171 km728 miles632 nmEast E
BissauWed 12:38 PM1292 km803 miles698 nmEast E
NouakchottWed 12:38 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryWed 12:38 PM1548 km962 miles836 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownWed 12:38 PM1634 km1015 miles882 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaWed 12:38 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmEast-southeast ESE

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