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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 21:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 17' South, Longitude: 156° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.98 meters/second, 1547.9 km/hour, 961.8 miles/hour or 835.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.03 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 24' 38.1"961.55 miwest0° 09' 20.6"10.71 misouth961.25 mi
24 hours14° 30' 11.6"967.73 mieast3° 13' 12.2"221.43 misouth984.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaMon 11:08 AM748 km465 miles404 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteMon 11:08 AM771 km479 miles416 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiMon 10:08 AM1496 km930 miles808 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 11:08 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 10:08 AM1740 km1081 miles940 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 11:08 AM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmNorth N
NukualofaTue 10:08 AM2089 km1298 miles1128 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Tue 10:08 AM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmWest W
FunafutiTue 9:08 AM2757 km1713 miles1489 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandMon 9:08 AM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmNorthwest NW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools