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: 76%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 23, 2012 at 06:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 59' North, Longitude: 158° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.45 meters/second, 1614.4 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.72 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.21 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 33' 21.7"1003.06 miwest0° 10' 44.1"12.29 minorth1002.99 mi
24 hours10° 39' 20.5"734.29 mieast4° 08' 05.9"284.15 minorth784.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 8:24 PM356 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluThu 8:24 PM1807 km1123 miles976 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 6:24 PM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 7:24 PM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Fri 8:24 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 8:24 PM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 8:24 PM2905 km1805 miles1568 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 6:24 PM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 7:24 PM2955 km1836 miles1596 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 6:24 PM3232 km2008 miles1745 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools