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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 6%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 22:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 135° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.41 meters/second, 1495.5 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.1"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 22' 13.8"928.96 miwest0° 01' 08.3"1.31 minorth929.02 mi
24 hours14° 51' 38.5"960.63 mieast1° 08' 44.3"78.81 minorth967.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 1:46 PM252 km157 miles136 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 2:46 PM691 km429 miles373 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteThu 12:46 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 12:46 PM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 5:46 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiFri 12:46 PM3494 km2171 miles1886 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 11:46 AM3646 km2265 miles1969 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:46 PM3968 km2466 miles2142 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:46 AM4078 km2534 miles2202 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:46 AM4161 km2585 miles2247 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools