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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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 28' South, Longitude: 17° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.17 meters/second, 1509.0 km/hour, 937.7 miles/hour or 814.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 20.5"937.37 miwest0° 01' 09.8"1.34 minorth937.43 mi
24 hours15° 04' 01.4"982.66 mieast1° 08' 20.3"78.34 minorth989.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:14 PM1333 km829 miles720 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeTue 9:14 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorTue 9:14 AM2330 km1448 miles1258 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:14 AM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 9:14 AM2856 km1774 miles1542 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaTue 12:14 PM2952 km1834 miles1594 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Tue 10:14 AM3023 km1878 miles1632 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanTue 12:14 PM3127 km1943 miles1688 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownTue 12:14 PM3131 km1946 miles1691 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroTue 12:14 PM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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