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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:22:00 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: 99%

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 27, 2012 at 09:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 152° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.61 meters/second, 1510.6 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.32 miwest0° 01' 13.1"1.40 misouth938.38 mi
24 hours11° 42' 54.3"757.62 mieast0° 55' 58.4"64.18 misouth762.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloWed 11:22 PM300 km186 miles162 nmWest-southwest WSW
WailukuWed 11:22 PM420 km261 miles227 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 11:22 PM563 km350 miles304 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:22 PM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 10:22 PM2648 km1645 miles1430 nmWest-northwest WNW
San FranciscoThu 1:22 AM3446 km2142 miles1861 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandWed 9:22 PM3468 km2155 miles1872 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesThu 1:22 AM3664 km2277 miles1979 nmEast-northeast ENE
UnalaskaThu 12:22 AM3862 km2400 miles2085 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 10:22 PM3919 km2435 miles2116 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools