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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 09:20:00 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: 59%

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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 09:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 13' North, Longitude: 61° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.29 meters/second, 1516.7 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.4"942.10 miwest0° 03' 08.2"3.60 misouth942.26 mi
24 hours11° 40' 49.1"758.34 mieast1° 41' 37.2"116.50 misouth771.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The ValleySun 5:20 AM252 km157 miles136 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MarigotSun 5:20 AM268 km167 miles145 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GustaviaSun 5:20 AM275 km171 miles149 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Codrington (Barbuda)Sun 5:20 AM285 km177 miles154 nmSouth S
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Sun 5:20 AM334 km207 miles180 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Sun 5:20 AM342 km213 miles185 nmSouth S
Road TownSun 5:20 AM348 km216 miles188 nmSouthwest SW
Charlotte AmalieSun 5:20 AM380 km236 miles205 nmWest-southwest WSW
BradesSun 5:20 AM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
ChristianstedSun 5:20 AM402 km250 miles217 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools