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

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 65%

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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 01' North, Longitude: 5° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.18 meters/second, 1595.4 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.52 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 33' 04.9"991.21 miwest0° 09' 37.6"11.03 minorth991.03 mi
24 hours10° 49' 04.2"736.92 mieast3° 35' 53.4"247.33 minorth772.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KadunaFri 7:36 PM205 km127 miles110 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbujaFri 7:36 PM228 km141 miles123 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZariaFri 7:36 PM253 km157 miles137 nmEast-northeast ENE
KandiFri 7:36 PM321 km199 miles173 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParakouFri 7:36 PM339 km211 miles183 nmWest-southwest WSW
SokotoFri 7:36 PM340 km211 miles183 nmNorth N
IbadanFri 7:36 PM349 km217 miles189 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoFri 7:36 PM383 km238 miles207 nmNortheast NE
AbeokutaFri 7:36 PM404 km251 miles218 nmSouthwest SW
MakurdiFri 7:36 PM405 km252 miles219 nmSoutheast SE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools