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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 07:08:00 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: 77%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 07:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 53° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.93 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.4 miles/hour or 816.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.1"939.03 miwest0° 01' 45.7"2.02 minorth938.94 mi
24 hours11° 40' 27.6"755.33 mieast0° 15' 30.2"17.78 minorth754.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Codrington (Barbuda)Fri 3:08 AM954 km593 miles515 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Fri 3:08 AM980 km609 miles529 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pointe-à-PitreFri 3:08 AM997 km620 miles538 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Fri 3:08 AM1029 km639 miles556 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauFri 3:08 AM1041 km647 miles562 nmSouthwest SW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Fri 3:08 AM1056 km656 miles570 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceFri 3:08 AM1063 km661 miles574 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownFri 3:08 AM1077 km669 miles581 nmSouthwest SW
CastriesFri 3:08 AM1100 km684 miles594 nmSouthwest SW
KingstownFri 3:08 AM1186 km737 miles640 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools