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 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 20:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' South, Longitude: 38° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.26 meters/second, 1541.7 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 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' 27.4"957.78 miwest0° 07' 41.0"8.81 minorth958.15 mi
24 hours12° 38' 30.9"837.54 mieast3° 26' 40.9"236.84 minorth877.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IlhéusSun 5:16 PM216 km134 miles117 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ItabunaSun 5:16 PM226 km140 miles122 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorSun 5:16 PM416 km259 miles225 nmNorth N
Vitória *Sun 6:16 PM438 km272 miles236 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Belo Horizonte *Sun 6:16 PM652 km405 miles352 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:16 PM841 km523 miles454 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 6:16 PM997 km619 miles538 nmWest W
RecifeSun 5:16 PM1036 km644 miles560 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sun 6:16 PM1130 km702 miles610 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 5:16 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmNorth N
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools