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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%
Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 02:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 43' South
Longitude: 156° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.56 meters/second, 1600.4 km/hour, 994.5 miles/hour or 864.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.57 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.3"994.36 miwest0° 12' 21.4"14.16 misouth994.25 mi
24 hours12° 51' 39.8"883.58 mieast4° 44' 07.7"325.47 misouth936.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaMon 12:10 PM120 km75 miles65 nmWest-northwest WNW
GizoMon 1:10 PM157 km98 miles85 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraMon 1:10 PM482 km299 miles260 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyMon 12:10 PM1074 km667 miles580 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenMon 2:10 PM1340 km833 miles724 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirMon 1:10 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmNorth N
CairnsMon 12:10 PM1626 km1011 miles878 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaMon 1:10 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraMon 11:10 AM1816 km1128 miles981 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaMon 2:10 PM2038 km1267 miles1101 nmEast-northeast ENE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools