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 phaseFull MoonSunday, May 6, 2012 at 3:35 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 13' South, Longitude: 149° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.30 meters/second, 1491.5 km/hour, 926.8 miles/hour or 805.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.45 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.45 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.3"926.44 miwest0° 03' 01.8"3.48 misouth926.29 mi
24 hours15° 07' 42.1"975.52 mieast0° 27' 42.8"31.78 misouth974.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 1:12 AM409 km254 miles221 nmNorth N
RarotongaMon 1:12 AM1032 km641 miles557 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 3:12 AM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiMon 12:12 AM2112 km1313 miles1141 nmWest W
ApiaTue 12:12 AM2466 km1532 miles1331 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 12:12 AM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 12:12 AM2642 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 1:12 AM2682 km1666 miles1448 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaMon 11:12 PM3341 km2076 miles1804 nmWest W
Chatham IslandsMon 11:57 PM3531 km2194 miles1906 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools