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: 62%
Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 22' South
Longitude: 56° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.13 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 807.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.3"928.37 miwest0° 00' 27.7"0.53 misouth928.34 mi
24 hours14° 07' 04.1"909.60 mieast0° 27' 45.4"31.83 minorth911.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-PierreSat 6:58 PM103 km64 miles55 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 6:58 PM118 km73 miles64 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-PaulSat 6:58 PM130 km81 miles70 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisSat 6:58 PM171 km106 miles92 nmNortheast NE
ToamasinaSat 5:58 PM821 km510 miles443 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoSat 5:58 PM974 km605 miles526 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeSat 5:58 PM997 km619 miles538 nmWest W
MoroniSat 5:58 PM1765 km1097 miles953 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaSat 6:58 PM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmNorth N
Diego GarciaSat 8:58 PM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools