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: 70%

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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 06' North, Longitude: 162° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.74 meters/second, 1593.9 km/hour, 990.4 miles/hour or 860.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.2"990.24 miwest0° 09' 51.8"11.30 misouth990.56 mi
24 hours11° 01' 13.9"750.53 mieast4° 10' 06.2"286.46 misouth807.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:14 AM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluTue 5:14 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandTue 3:14 AM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 4:14 AM2351 km1461 miles1269 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 4:14 AM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Wed 5:14 AM2830 km1758 miles1528 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 3:14 AM2855 km1774 miles1542 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 3:14 AM2873 km1785 miles1551 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroWed 3:14 AM2890 km1796 miles1561 nmWest W
AlofiTue 4:14 AM3320 km2063 miles1793 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools