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 28, 2012 at 00:14:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 45' North, Longitude: 13° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.75 meters/second, 1521.9 km/hour, 945.7 miles/hour or 821.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.76 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.4"945.36 miwest0° 03' 35.5"4.12 minorth945.19 mi
24 hours11° 35' 52.3"755.18 mieast1° 00' 36.0"69.48 minorth755.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaWed 12:14 AM237 km147 miles128 nmSoutheast SE
NouakchottWed 12:14 AM337 km210 miles182 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouadhibouWed 12:14 AM412 km256 miles222 nmWest-northwest WNW
RossoWed 12:14 AM446 km277 miles241 nmSouthwest SW
DakhlaWed 12:14 AM515 km320 miles278 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-LouisWed 12:14 AM534 km332 miles288 nmSouthwest SW
ToubaWed 12:14 AM606 km377 miles327 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TambacoundaWed 12:14 AM663 km412 miles358 nmSouth S
ThièsWed 12:14 AM670 km417 miles362 nmSouthwest SW
DakarWed 12:14 AM713 km443 miles385 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools