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 Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 20:08:00 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: 32%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 34' North, Longitude: 167° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.19 meters/second, 1613.5 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.1"1002.45 miwest0° 11' 45.2"13.46 misouth1002.64 mi
24 hours11° 41' 22.0"807.01 mieast4° 49' 29.4"331.51 misouth873.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenFri 8:08 AM464 km288 miles251 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 8:08 AM544 km338 miles294 nmNortheast NE
TarawaFri 8:08 AM620 km386 miles335 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirFri 7:08 AM1135 km705 miles613 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 7:08 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 8:08 AM1744 km1084 miles942 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 8:08 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 8:08 AM1838 km1142 miles992 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaFri 7:08 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmSouth S
Suva *Fri 9:08 AM2666 km1656 miles1439 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools