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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 14:46:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 04' South, Longitude: 35° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.48 meters/second, 1502.9 km/hour, 933.9 miles/hour or 811.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.56 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 misouth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 22' 04.2"933.56 miwest0° 03' 55.4"4.50 misouth933.38 mi
24 hours15° 13' 48.6"989.56 mieast0° 50' 45.2"58.19 misouth988.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Wed 12:46 PM550 km342 miles297 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 11:46 AM865 km538 miles467 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM897 km558 miles485 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeWed 11:46 AM1325 km823 miles715 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Wed 12:46 PM1435 km891 miles775 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 11:46 AM1845 km1146 miles996 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 11:46 AM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 11:46 AM2523 km1568 miles1362 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Wed 12:46 PM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools