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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 56%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 19:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 09' North, Longitude: 23° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.39 meters/second, 1610.6 km/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.9"1000.69 miwest0° 10' 38.3"12.18 minorth1000.60 mi
24 hours10° 45' 43.4"740.14 mieast4° 03' 34.4"278.98 minorth787.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 6:52 PM969 km602 miles523 nmNorth N
BissauThu 7:52 PM1079 km671 miles583 nmNortheast NE
BanjulThu 7:52 PM1112 km691 miles600 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 7:52 PM1147 km712 miles619 nmEast-northeast ENE
DakarThu 7:52 PM1155 km718 miles624 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 7:52 PM1168 km726 miles631 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaThu 7:52 PM1411 km876 miles762 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 7:52 PM1555 km966 miles840 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BamakoThu 7:52 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaThu 4:52 PM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools