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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 56' North, Longitude: 137° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.00 meters/second, 1580.4 km/hour, 982.0 miles/hour or 853.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.5"981.91 miwest0° 10' 11.4"11.68 misouth982.29 mi
24 hours11° 46' 54.2"797.45 mieast4° 21' 47.9"299.90 misouth857.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM2453 km1524 miles1325 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:28 PM3134 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Thu 1:28 PM3233 km2009 miles1745 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 1:28 PM3343 km2077 miles1805 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Thu 1:28 PM3497 km2173 miles1888 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM3518 km2186 miles1899 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PhoenixThu 1:28 PM3518 km2186 miles1900 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Thu 2:28 PM4062 km2524 miles2193 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownThu 12:28 PM4172 km2592 miles2253 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools