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, October 9, 2012 at 07:00:00 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: 41%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 14' North, Longitude: 4° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.13 meters/second, 1552.1 km/hour, 964.4 miles/hour or 838.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.07 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.9"964.17 miwest0° 07' 19.1"8.39 misouth964.51 mi
24 hours11° 34' 37.3"768.97 mieast3° 18' 07.7"227.03 misouth807.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TimbuktuTue 7:00 AM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-northeast ENE
OuahigouyaTue 7:00 AM385 km239 miles208 nmSoutheast SE
KoutialaTue 7:00 AM433 km269 miles234 nmSouth S
KoudougouTue 7:00 AM509 km316 miles275 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BamakoTue 7:00 AM531 km330 miles287 nmSouthwest SW
OuagadougouTue 7:00 AM549 km341 miles296 nmSoutheast SE
SikassoTue 7:00 AM554 km344 miles299 nmSouth S
DoriTue 7:00 AM560 km348 miles302 nmEast-southeast ESE
Bobo-DioulassoTue 7:00 AM561 km349 miles303 nmSouth S
Fada N'gourmaTue 7:00 AM716 km445 miles386 nmSoutheast SE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools