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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: 94%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 23:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 59' South, Longitude: 17° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.57 meters/second, 1542.8 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.98 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 24' 44.8"958.47 miwest0° 07' 46.6"8.91 minorth958.82 mi
24 hours13° 52' 09.8"922.37 mieast3° 34' 05.5"245.31 minorth961.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 11:10 PM1235 km767 miles667 nmEast E
RecifeSun 8:10 PM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 8:10 PM2312 km1436 miles1248 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 11:10 PM2566 km1594 miles1385 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSun 8:10 PM2698 km1676 miles1457 nmWest-northwest WNW
FreetownSun 11:10 PM2742 km1704 miles1480 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 11:10 PM2770 km1721 miles1496 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de JaneiroSun 8:10 PM2826 km1756 miles1526 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySun 11:10 PM2845 km1768 miles1536 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 11:10 PM2846 km1768 miles1537 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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