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

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 97%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSunday, January 1, 2012 at 6:14 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, January 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 14:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 17' North, Longitude: 127° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.36 meters/second, 1491.7 km/hour, 926.9 miles/hour or 805.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"15.45 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.0"926.53 miwest0° 01' 59.5"2.29 misouth926.65 mi
24 hours12° 39' 21.1"810.23 mieast1° 20' 46.2"92.62 misouth819.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NahaSat 11:06 PM431 km268 miles233 nmNorth N
TaipeiSat 10:06 PM702 km436 miles379 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungSat 10:06 PM750 km466 miles405 nmWest W
FoochowSat 10:06 PM952 km591 miles514 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baguio CitySat 10:06 PM989 km614 miles534 nmSouthwest SW
XiamenSat 10:06 PM1013 km629 miles547 nmWest-northwest WNW
KagoshimaSat 11:06 PM1069 km665 miles577 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuezonSat 10:06 PM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouthwest SW
ManilaSat 10:06 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmSouthwest SW
ShantouSat 10:06 PM1138 km707 miles614 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools