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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:26:00 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: 3%

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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' South, Longitude: 30° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.13 meters/second, 1559.3 km/hour, 968.9 miles/hour or 841.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.15 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.8"968.61 miwest0° 10' 08.9"11.63 misouth968.33 mi
24 hours14° 13' 54.1"955.77 mieast3° 36' 27.8"248.06 misouth979.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 9:26 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorMon 9:26 AM849 km527 miles458 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 9:26 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:26 AM1658 km1030 miles895 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 10:26 AM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 10:26 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 9:26 AM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownMon 12:26 PM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmEast E
Asuncion *Mon 9:26 AM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaMon 12:26 PM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools