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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 47%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 20:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 45' South, Longitude: 36° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.21 meters/second, 1541.6 km/hour, 957.9 miles/hour or 832.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.7"957.74 miwest0° 07' 40.3"8.79 minorth958.10 mi
24 hours12° 38' 48.0"837.83 mieast3° 26' 24.6"236.54 minorth877.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 5:06 PM471 km293 miles254 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Vitória *Sun 6:06 PM570 km354 miles308 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 5:06 PM972 km604 miles525 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:06 PM984 km612 miles532 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 6:06 PM1225 km761 miles661 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 6:06 PM1303 km810 miles704 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 5:06 PM1456 km905 miles786 nmNorth N
BelémSun 5:06 PM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sun 5:06 PM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sun 6:06 PM2808 km1745 miles1516 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools