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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 03:46:00 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: 4%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 45' South, Longitude: 141° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.17 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.81 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 23' 53.5"948.54 miwest0° 07' 17.6"8.36 misouth948.26 mi
24 hours14° 37' 12.3"963.15 mieast2° 17' 47.7"157.96 misouth969.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonWed 1:46 PM89 km56 miles48 nmWest W
CairnsWed 1:46 PM421 km261 miles227 nmEast-northeast ENE
Tennant CreekWed 1:16 PM841 km523 miles454 nmWest-southwest WSW
Alice SpringsWed 1:16 PM1065 km662 miles575 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyWed 1:46 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinWed 1:16 PM1326 km824 miles716 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneWed 1:46 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraWed 12:46 PM1689 km1049 miles912 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Wed 2:16 PM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouth S
Sydney *Wed 2:46 PM2011 km1249 miles1086 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools