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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%
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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 30' South
Longitude: 17° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.23 meters/second, 1498.4 km/hour, 931.1 miles/hour or 809.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 51.1"930.82 miwest0° 02' 47.6"3.20 misouth930.68 mi
24 hours15° 20' 42.8"994.34 mieast0° 22' 54.9"26.28 misouth993.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Windhoek *Wed 11:46 AM230 km143 miles124 nmSouth S
Swakopmund *Wed 11:46 AM375 km233 miles202 nmSouthwest SW
Rundu *Wed 11:46 AM386 km240 miles208 nmNortheast NE
Walvis Bay *Wed 11:46 AM397 km247 miles214 nmSouthwest SW
MenongueWed 10:46 AM647 km402 miles349 nmNorth N
LubangoWed 10:46 AM738 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MonguWed 11:46 AM847 km526 miles457 nmNortheast NE
HuamboWed 10:46 AM871 km541 miles470 nmNorth N
MolepololeWed 11:46 AM950 km590 miles513 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneWed 11:46 AM998 km620 miles539 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools