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: 19%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 13, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 03' North, Longitude: 2° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.57 meters/second, 1506.9 km/hour, 936.3 miles/hour or 813.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"15.61 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 29' 54.0"936.05 miwest0° 02' 24.2"2.76 misouth936.18 mi
24 hours12° 03' 16.5"778.36 mieast1° 26' 28.8"99.16 misouth788.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
In SalahMon 9:20 AM680 km423 miles367 nmNorth N
AgadezMon 9:20 AM735 km457 miles397 nmSoutheast SE
NiameyMon 9:20 AM836 km519 miles451 nmSouth S
MaradiMon 9:20 AM970 km603 miles524 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouMon 8:20 AM1052 km654 miles568 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 9:20 AM1191 km740 miles643 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbujaMon 9:20 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BamakoMon 8:20 AM1453 km903 miles784 nmSouthwest SW
MarrakechMon 8:20 AM1568 km974 miles847 nmNorthwest NW
Porto NovoMon 9:20 AM1612 km1001 miles870 nmSouth S

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools