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: 82%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 03:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 18' North, Longitude: 4° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.57 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.9 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.16 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 31' 59.2"969.65 miwest0° 07' 36.2"8.72 misouth969.98 mi
24 hours11° 07' 33.9"742.39 mieast3° 21' 29.6"230.87 misouth782.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TimbuktuMon 3:34 AM206 km128 miles111 nmNortheast NE
OuahigouyaMon 3:34 AM270 km168 miles146 nmSoutheast SE
KoutialaMon 3:34 AM351 km218 miles190 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KoudougouMon 3:34 AM392 km243 miles211 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouMon 3:34 AM434 km270 miles234 nmSoutheast SE
Bobo-DioulassoMon 3:34 AM457 km284 miles247 nmSouth S
DoriMon 3:34 AM469 km292 miles253 nmEast-southeast ESE
SikassoMon 3:34 AM470 km292 miles254 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BamakoMon 3:34 AM506 km314 miles273 nmSouthwest SW
Fada N'gourmaMon 3:34 AM608 km378 miles328 nmSoutheast SE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools