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: 49%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 17:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 57' North, Longitude: 173° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.4"1004.86 miwest0° 11' 43.4"13.42 misouth1004.98 mi
24 hours11° 29' 33.0"794.84 mieast4° 44' 36.8"325.92 misouth858.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 5:32 AM321 km200 miles174 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiFri 6:32 AM614 km381 miles331 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 6:32 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 5:32 AM1310 km814 miles707 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 5:32 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 7:32 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 5:32 AM1812 km1126 miles978 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 7:32 AM1823 km1133 miles984 nmEast E
YarenFri 5:32 AM2165 km1345 miles1169 nmWest W
AlofiThu 6:32 AM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools