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 phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 35° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.42 meters/second, 1495.5 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 44.7"928.97 miwest0° 01' 49.6"2.09 minorth929.07 mi
24 hours15° 05' 32.5"976.15 mieast1° 26' 09.9"98.79 minorth985.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Thu 12:32 PM476 km296 miles257 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:32 PM799 km497 miles432 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:32 AM909 km565 miles491 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:32 PM1158 km719 miles625 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 12:32 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 11:32 AM1406 km873 miles759 nmNorth N
FortalezaThu 11:32 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 11:32 AM2289 km1422 miles1236 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:32 PM2535 km1575 miles1369 nmSouthwest SW
BelémThu 11:32 AM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmNorthwest NW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools