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 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' South, Longitude: 155° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.04 meters/second, 1494.1 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 34.5"928.17 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 misouth928.13 mi
24 hours15° 19' 43.7"990.77 mieast0° 23' 25.5"26.86 minorth992.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM493 km307 miles266 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM685 km426 miles370 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiWed 10:46 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM1940 km1205 miles1047 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2529 km1571 miles1365 nmNorth N
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM2595 km1613 miles1401 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Thu 10:46 AM2798 km1739 miles1511 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 9:46 AM3084 km1916 miles1665 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools