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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:26:00 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: 12%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 38' South, Longitude: 21° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.62 meters/second, 1546.6 km/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.02 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.9"960.73 miwest0° 08' 55.4"10.23 misouth960.44 mi
24 hours14° 17' 45.8"952.37 mieast3° 04' 33.4"211.53 misouth968.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 10:26 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmEast E
RecifeMon 7:26 AM1695 km1053 miles915 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 7:26 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 7:26 AM2302 km1430 miles1243 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 8:26 AM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaMon 10:26 AM2690 km1671 miles1452 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Mon 8:26 AM2792 km1735 miles1507 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownMon 10:26 AM2812 km1747 miles1518 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Mon 8:26 AM2845 km1768 miles1536 nmWest W
ConakryMon 10:26 AM2904 km1804 miles1568 nmNorth-northeast NNE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools