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, November 10, 2012 at 14:28:00 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: 15%

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 Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 02' South, Longitude: 86° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.25 meters/second, 1606.5 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 29' 05.9"998.08 miwest0° 12' 17.8"14.08 misouth998.02 mi
24 hours12° 41' 56.3"875.02 mieast4° 48' 50.8"330.83 misouth931.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 8:28 AM592 km368 miles320 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilSat 9:28 AM767 km477 miles414 nmEast-northeast ENE
PortoviejoSat 9:28 AM777 km483 miles419 nmNortheast NE
LojaSat 9:28 AM786 km488 miles424 nmEast E
QuitoSat 9:28 AM1008 km627 miles544 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 9:28 AM1274 km791 miles688 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSat 9:28 AM1427 km887 miles770 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 8:28 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth N
MedellinSat 9:28 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNortheast NE
PanamaSat 9:28 AM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools