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: 53%
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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 30' North
Longitude: 57° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.03 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 00.5"1004.41 miwest0° 11' 32.9"13.23 misouth1004.57 mi
24 hours11° 21' 28.1"784.94 mieast4° 42' 19.0"323.32 misouth849.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Boa VistaThu 5:32 AM337 km209 miles182 nmWest W
Nieuw NickerieThu 6:32 AM389 km242 miles210 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LindenThu 5:32 AM395 km246 miles213 nmNorth N
New AmsterdamThu 5:32 AM415 km258 miles224 nmNorth N
ParamariboThu 6:32 AM463 km288 miles250 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownThu 5:32 AM480 km298 miles259 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniThu 6:32 AM526 km327 miles284 nmNortheast NE
SantarémThu 6:32 AM638 km396 miles344 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneThu 6:32 AM655 km407 miles354 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausThu 5:32 AM672 km418 miles363 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools