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: 23%
Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 06:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 54' South
Longitude: 25° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.35 meters/second, 1581.6 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 27' 55.1"982.63 miwest0° 10' 57.7"12.56 misouth982.41 mi
24 hours13° 15' 14.7"900.37 mieast4° 05' 50.9"281.69 misouth936.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubumbashiSun 8:16 AM257 km160 miles139 nmEast-southeast ESE
KitweSun 8:16 AM385 km239 miles208 nmSoutheast SE
NdolaSun 8:16 AM433 km269 miles234 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mbuji-MayiSun 8:16 AM559 km348 miles302 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LusakaSun 8:16 AM598 km371 miles323 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BujumburaSun 8:16 AM947 km589 miles511 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GitegaSun 8:16 AM973 km605 miles526 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rundu *Sun 8:16 AM977 km607 miles527 nmSouthwest SW
LilongweSun 8:16 AM986 km613 miles533 nmEast-southeast ESE
HarareSun 8:16 AM989 km614 miles534 nmSoutheast SE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools