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: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 53' North, Longitude: 36° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.55 meters/second, 1568.0 km/hour, 974.3 miles/hour or 846.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.24 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 30' 19.6"974.09 miwest0° 09' 18.4"10.66 misouth974.47 mi
24 hours11° 49' 13.9"793.83 mieast4° 03' 17.2"278.72 misouth847.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TeseneyThu 11:28 AM137 km85 miles74 nmNorth N
GondarThu 11:28 AM158 km98 miles85 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KassalaThu 11:28 AM179 km111 miles97 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Bahir DarThu 11:28 AM261 km162 miles141 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KerenThu 11:28 AM274 km170 miles148 nmNortheast NE
AsmaraThu 11:28 AM279 km173 miles151 nmNortheast NE
Mek'eleThu 11:28 AM290 km180 miles157 nmEast E
LalibelaThu 11:28 AM316 km196 miles171 nmSoutheast SE
DessieThu 11:28 AM431 km268 miles233 nmSoutheast SE
KostiThu 11:28 AM457 km284 miles247 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools