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 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 08:00:00 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: 24%

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 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 03' North, Longitude: 0° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.61 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.90 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.8"954.04 miwest0° 06' 12.8"7.12 misouth954.35 mi
24 hours11° 51' 33.3"780.09 mieast2° 54' 28.7"199.97 misouth811.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DoriTue 8:00 AM445 km277 miles240 nmSouth S
NiameyTue 9:00 AM539 km335 miles291 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuahigouyaTue 8:00 AM572 km356 miles309 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OuagadougouTue 8:00 AM657 km408 miles355 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fada N'gourmaTue 8:00 AM661 km411 miles357 nmSouth S
KoudougouTue 8:00 AM701 km436 miles379 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArlitTue 9:00 AM756 km470 miles408 nmEast E
KandiTue 9:00 AM817 km508 miles441 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AgadezTue 9:00 AM828 km514 miles447 nmEast E
MangoTue 8:00 AM851 km529 miles459 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools