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 3:36 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 16' South, Longitude: 159° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.21 meters/second, 1491.1 km/hour, 926.6 miles/hour or 805.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.44 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.44 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.2"926.22 miwest0° 02' 55.1"3.35 misouth926.08 mi
24 hours15° 07' 19.0"974.87 mieast0° 25' 03.6"28.73 misouth973.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaMon 1:54 AM16 km10 miles9 nmWest W
AlofiMon 12:54 AM1103 km686 miles596 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 1:54 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmEast-northeast ENE
ApiaTue 12:54 AM1528 km950 miles825 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 12:54 AM1617 km1005 miles873 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 12:54 AM1811 km1125 miles978 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaMon 11:54 PM2326 km1445 miles1256 nmWest W
KiritimatiTue 1:54 AM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmNorth N
FunafutiMon 11:54 PM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmWest-northwest WNW
Chatham IslandsTue 12:39 AM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools