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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:58:00 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: 46%

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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 42' South, Longitude: 63° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.12 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.6"1004.55 miwest0° 11' 51.0"13.57 misouth1004.61 mi
24 hours11° 39' 40.2"806.55 mieast4° 45' 29.0"326.93 misouth869.05 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 5:58 AM1024 km636 miles553 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaFri 7:58 AM1205 km749 miles651 nmSoutheast SE
MaleFri 6:58 AM1208 km750 miles652 nmEast-northeast ENE
ThiruvananthapuramFri 7:28 AM1779 km1106 miles961 nmNortheast NE
ColomboFri 7:28 AM1974 km1226 miles1066 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiFri 7:28 AM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 7:28 AM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmEast-northeast ENE
MogadishuFri 4:58 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmWest W
BengaluruFri 7:28 AM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisFri 5:58 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools