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: 43%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 07:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 06' North, Longitude: 11° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.65 meters/second, 1507.1 km/hour, 936.5 miles/hour or 813.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.61 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 misouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 21.2"936.16 miwest0° 01' 21.5"1.56 misouth936.23 mi
24 hours11° 53' 04.4"767.07 mieast1° 00' 34.9"69.46 misouth772.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaSun 7:10 AM284 km176 miles153 nmSouth S
Dakhla *Sun 8:10 AM523 km325 miles282 nmNorthwest NW
NouadhibouSun 7:10 AM556 km346 miles300 nmWest W
NouakchottSun 7:10 AM561 km348 miles303 nmSouthwest SW
Smara *Sun 8:10 AM624 km388 miles337 nmNorth N
Cape Bojador *Sun 8:10 AM625 km388 miles338 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RossoSun 7:10 AM668 km415 miles361 nmSouthwest SW
El Aaiún *Sun 8:10 AM687 km427 miles371 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TindoufSun 8:10 AM811 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ToubaSun 7:10 AM821 km510 miles443 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools