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 phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' South, Longitude: 18° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.91 meters/second, 1601.7 km/hour, 995.2 miles/hour or 864.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.59 miwest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 28' 09.5"995.07 miwest0° 12' 27.6"14.27 misouth994.98 mi
24 hours13° 02' 02.6"896.38 mieast4° 48' 43.3"330.70 misouth950.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TshikapaSun 11:28 AM247 km154 miles134 nmEast E
LucapaSun 10:28 AM346 km215 miles187 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaSun 10:28 AM415 km258 miles224 nmWest-northwest WNW
UígeSun 10:28 AM420 km261 miles227 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrazzavilleSun 10:28 AM421 km262 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
MalanjeSun 10:28 AM447 km278 miles242 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mbuji-MayiSun 11:28 AM555 km345 miles300 nmEast E
LuenaSun 10:28 AM639 km397 miles345 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuandaSun 10:28 AM659 km410 miles356 nmWest-southwest WSW
DolisieSun 10:28 AM689 km428 miles372 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools