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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 19:06:00 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: 35%

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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 24' South, Longitude: 35° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.83 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.69 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 25' 25.0"941.12 miwest0° 05' 02.4"5.78 minorth941.38 mi
24 hours13° 27' 58.2"878.68 mieast2° 31' 32.6"173.71 minorth902.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VitóriaSat 4:06 PM548 km341 miles296 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSat 4:06 PM793 km493 miles428 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroSat 4:06 PM918 km570 miles495 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSat 4:06 PM1251 km777 miles675 nmNorth N
São PauloSat 4:06 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaSat 4:06 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSat 4:06 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 4:06 PM2397 km1490 miles1294 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 4:06 PM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Sat 5:06 PM2685 km1669 miles1450 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools