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 Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:12:00 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: 98%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:32 AM
Next phaseFull MoonTuesday, July 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 37' South, Longitude: 173° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.48 meters/second, 1488.5 km/hour, 924.9 miles/hour or 803.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.42 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.42 mi
1 hour14° 22' 39.4"924.61 miwest0° 01' 17.5"1.48 minorth924.68 mi
24 hours345° 13' 38.1"950.00 miwest1° 13' 14.6"83.98 minorth957.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NadiMon 11:12 PM597 km371 miles322 nmNortheast NE
LautokaMon 11:12 PM616 km383 miles332 nmNortheast NE
SuvaMon 11:12 PM653 km406 miles353 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaMon 10:12 PM685 km426 miles370 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaMon 10:12 PM721 km448 miles389 nmWest W
LabasaMon 11:12 PM852 km529 miles460 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleMon 10:12 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonMon 10:42 PM987 km614 miles533 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NukualofaTue 12:12 AM1184 km735 miles639 nmEast E
FunafutiMon 11:12 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools