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: 34%

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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 58° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.25 meters/second, 1606.5 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 02.6"998.08 miwest0° 11' 49.5"13.54 misouth998.00 mi
24 hours12° 19' 18.9"848.12 mieast4° 37' 07.6"317.41 misouth901.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 7:08 AM363 km225 miles196 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 9:08 AM1545 km960 miles834 nmEast E
Port LouisSat 7:08 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmSouth S
MogadishuSat 6:08 AM1699 km1056 miles917 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-DenisSat 7:08 AM1713 km1064 miles925 nmSouth S
MoroniSat 6:08 AM1807 km1123 miles976 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSat 6:08 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmSouthwest SW
MaleSat 8:08 AM1990 km1237 miles1075 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamSat 6:08 AM2134 km1326 miles1152 nmWest W
NairobiSat 6:08 AM2462 km1530 miles1329 nmWest W
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools