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

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 19:10:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 29%

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 Monday, September 10, 2012 at 19:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' North, Longitude: 173° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.64 meters/second, 1525.1 km/hour, 947.7 miles/hour or 823.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.4"947.36 miwest0° 04' 58.6"5.70 misouth947.62 mi
24 hours11° 52' 53.7"776.13 mieast2° 25' 56.5"167.28 misouth799.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayMon 8:10 AM1067 km663 miles576 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluMon 9:10 AM1658 km1030 miles895 nmEast E
Wake IslandTue 7:10 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmWest W
MajuroTue 7:10 AM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 7:10 AM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmSouth S
TarawaTue 7:10 AM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 9:10 AM2613 km1623 miles1411 nmSoutheast SE
YarenTue 7:10 AM3052 km1897 miles1648 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiTue 7:10 AM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 8:10 AM3173 km1972 miles1714 nmSouth S

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools