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: 60%

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 16:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' North, Longitude: 170° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.42 meters/second, 1610.7 km/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.2"1000.74 miwest0° 11' 00.9"12.61 misouth1000.97 mi
24 hours11° 08' 57.9"767.42 mieast4° 33' 08.4"312.80 misouth830.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 4:32 AM894 km556 miles483 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 6:32 AM1531 km951 miles827 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoThu 5:32 AM1667 km1036 miles900 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 4:32 AM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 4:32 AM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroThu 4:32 AM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 6:32 AM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 6:32 AM2207 km1371 miles1192 nmNortheast NE
MidwayWed 5:32 AM2594 km1612 miles1400 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenThu 4:32 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmWest-southwest WSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools