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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 05' North, Longitude: 1° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.62 meters/second, 1553.8 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.09 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.5"965.26 miwest0° 06' 29.5"7.44 minorth965.02 mi
24 hours11° 31' 52.0"766.48 mieast2° 13' 10.3"152.64 minorth777.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TimbuktuThu 11:38 AM153 km95 miles83 nmWest-northwest WNW
OuahigouyaThu 11:38 AM287 km178 miles155 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DoriThu 11:38 AM294 km183 miles159 nmSoutheast SE
OuagadougouThu 11:38 AM412 km256 miles223 nmSouth S
KoudougouThu 11:38 AM430 km267 miles232 nmSouth S
Fada N'gourmaThu 11:38 AM500 km311 miles270 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyThu 12:38 PM505 km314 miles273 nmSoutheast SE
KoutialaThu 11:38 AM572 km356 miles309 nmSouthwest SW
Bobo-DioulassoThu 11:38 AM608 km378 miles328 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SikassoThu 11:38 AM677 km421 miles366 nmSouthwest SW

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