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: 87%

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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 18' North, Longitude: 139° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.70 meters/second, 1536.1 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.2"954.21 miwest0° 05' 15.3"6.02 minorth953.99 mi
24 hours11° 24' 32.0"749.35 mieast1° 42' 30.4"117.51 minorth754.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanMon 9:40 PM758 km471 miles409 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaMon 9:40 PM782 km486 miles422 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokMon 8:40 PM1303 km810 miles704 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HamamatsuMon 8:40 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmNorth N
KumamotoMon 8:40 PM1827 km1135 miles986 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaMon 8:40 PM1850 km1150 miles999 nmNorth N
OsakaMon 8:40 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KobeMon 8:40 PM1863 km1157 miles1006 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KyotoMon 8:40 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmNorth N
NagoyaMon 8:40 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmNorth N

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools