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: 50%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM
This phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 14' North, Longitude: 112° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.41 meters/second, 1506.3 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.4"935.68 miwest0° 00' 26.7"0.51 minorth935.66 mi
24 hours11° 49' 49.9"763.02 mieast0° 17' 05.6"19.60 misouth764.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mazatlan *Sat 7:16 AM616 km383 miles333 nmEast-northeast ENE
Puerto Vallarta *Sat 8:16 AM707 km439 miles382 nmEast E
HermosilloSat 6:16 AM875 km544 miles472 nmNorth N
Guadalajara *Sat 8:16 AM902 km560 miles487 nmEast E
Aguascalientes *Sat 8:16 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmEast E
Chihuahua *Sat 7:16 AM1015 km631 miles548 nmNortheast NE
Leon *Sat 8:16 AM1070 km665 miles578 nmEast E
San Luis Potosi *Sat 8:16 AM1145 km712 miles618 nmEast E
TucsonSat 6:16 AM1222 km759 miles660 nmNorth N
Ciudad Juárez *Sat 7:16 AM1288 km800 miles695 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools