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: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 19:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 156° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.31 meters/second, 1505.9 km/hour, 935.7 miles/hour or 813.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 28.4"935.40 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth935.41 mi
24 hours11° 51' 16.0"764.41 mieast0° 32' 25.1"37.17 misouth766.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSun 7:36 AM1094 km680 miles591 nmEast E
HagåtñaSun 5:36 AM1504 km935 miles812 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSun 6:36 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmSouth S
MajuroSun 7:36 AM2231 km1386 miles1204 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaSun 4:36 AM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoSun 4:36 AM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmNorthwest NW
NagoyaSun 4:36 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmNorthwest NW
KyotoSun 4:36 AM2527 km1570 miles1364 nmNorthwest NW
OsakaSun 4:36 AM2527 km1570 miles1365 nmNorthwest NW
KobeSun 4:36 AM2555 km1587 miles1379 nmNorthwest NW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools