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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:56:00 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: 29%

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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 13:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 14' South, Longitude: 35° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.37 meters/second, 1552.9 km/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.08 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 27' 16.8"964.77 miwest0° 08' 50.2"10.13 minorth965.16 mi
24 hours12° 39' 41.2"845.11 mieast3° 50' 55.2"264.58 minorth892.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ZombaSun 3:56 PM26 km16 miles14 nmSoutheast SE
BlantyreSun 3:56 PM63 km39 miles34 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LilongweSun 3:56 PM203 km126 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
ChipataSun 3:56 PM322 km200 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
MzuzuSun 3:56 PM435 km270 miles235 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NampulaSun 3:56 PM442 km274 miles239 nmEast E
MutareSun 3:56 PM492 km306 miles266 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BeiraSun 3:56 PM511 km317 miles276 nmSouth S
HarareSun 3:56 PM524 km326 miles283 nmSouthwest SW
ChitungwizaSun 3:56 PM534 km332 miles288 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools