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 is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 21:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' South, Longitude: 153° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.05 meters/second, 1494.2 km/hour, 928.4 miles/hour or 806.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 34.6"928.11 miwest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 misouth928.07 mi
24 hours15° 19' 45.8"990.75 mieast0° 23' 05.8"26.48 minorth992.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:42 AM581 km361 miles314 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 11:42 AM620 km385 miles335 nmWest W
AlofiWed 10:42 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:42 AM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:42 AM2221 km1380 miles1199 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:42 AM2261 km1405 miles1221 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownWed 1:42 PM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 11:42 AM2545 km1582 miles1374 nmNorth N
Suva *Thu 10:42 AM2926 km1818 miles1580 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 9:42 AM3202 km1990 miles1729 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools