Home > Sun & Moon > Moon Light World Map

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.

View Day and Night Map

Change time and date

< 4 weeks4 weeks > March equinox 
or choose:

< 1 day1 day >June solstice
< 12 hours12 hours >September equinox
< 6 hours6 hours >December solstice
< 1 hour1 hour >Now/Current time
< 10 minutes10 minutes >

Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 17:18:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, December 18, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 17:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 32' North, Longitude: 100° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.78 meters/second, 1489.6 km/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"15.43 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 51.6"925.23 miwest0° 00' 29.1"0.56 misouth925.26 mi
24 hours12° 30' 01.9"798.77 mieast0° 44' 00.2"50.46 misouth802.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Luang PrabangSun 12:18 AM362 km225 miles196 nmSoutheast SE
KunmingSun 1:18 AM384 km239 miles207 nmNortheast NE
MandalaySat 11:48 PM419 km260 miles226 nmWest W
Chiang MaiSun 12:18 AM431 km268 miles233 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Xam NeuaSun 12:18 AM473 km294 miles255 nmEast-southeast ESE
NaypyidawSat 11:48 PM517 km321 miles279 nmSouthwest SW
VientianeSun 12:18 AM570 km354 miles308 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HanoiSun 12:18 AM618 km384 miles334 nmEast-southeast ESE
Udon ThaniSun 12:18 AM635 km395 miles343 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Hai PhongSun 12:18 AM706 km439 miles381 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools