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: 9%

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 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 19' North, Longitude: 14° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.99 meters/second, 1584.0 km/hour, 984.2 miles/hour or 855.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.40 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.7"984.05 miwest0° 10' 16.6"11.77 misouth984.41 mi
24 hours11° 49' 55.0"802.58 mieast4° 23' 57.7"302.35 misouth862.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MarouaThu 9:38 AM92 km57 miles49 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaThu 9:38 AM94 km58 miles51 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaiduguriThu 9:38 AM185 km115 miles100 nmWest-northwest WNW
GarouaThu 9:38 AM268 km166 miles145 nmSouthwest SW
MoussoroThu 9:38 AM319 km198 miles172 nmNortheast NE
MoundouThu 9:38 AM335 km208 miles181 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MongoThu 9:38 AM438 km272 miles237 nmEast-northeast ENE
JalingoThu 9:38 AM459 km285 miles248 nmSouthwest SW
NgaoundéréThu 9:38 AM461 km286 miles249 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SarhThu 9:38 AM463 km288 miles250 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools