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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 53' North, Longitude: 138° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.19 meters/second, 1519.9 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.2"944.12 miwest0° 03' 30.7"4.03 misouth944.30 mi
24 hours11° 35' 57.0"754.61 mieast1° 49' 34.2"125.60 misouth769.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 11:12 PM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmWest W
San JoseFri 1:12 AM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoFri 1:12 AM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesFri 1:12 AM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmNortheast NE
San DiegoFri 1:12 AM2562 km1592 miles1384 nmNortheast NE
TijuanaFri 1:12 AM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmNortheast NE
SacramentoFri 1:12 AM2647 km1645 miles1430 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiFri 11:12 PM2851 km1772 miles1539 nmSouthwest SW
Las VegasFri 1:12 AM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloFri 2:12 AM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools