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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:26:00 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: 52%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 56' North, Longitude: 99° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.3"1004.62 miwest0° 11' 37.0"13.30 misouth1004.76 mi
24 hours11° 24' 13.1"788.35 mieast4° 43' 18.3"324.42 misouth852.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 6:26 AM1155 km717 miles623 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoThu 6:26 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 6:26 AM1719 km1068 miles928 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaThu 6:26 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 6:26 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 6:26 AM1853 km1152 miles1001 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 6:26 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 6:26 AM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityThu 6:26 AM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmNorth N
VeracruzThu 6:26 AM1943 km1208 miles1049 nmNorth N

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools