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: 84%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' North, Longitude: 154° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.98 meters/second, 1605.5 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.1"997.51 miwest0° 10' 34.2"12.11 misouth997.78 mi
24 hours10° 59' 19.0"753.75 mieast4° 23' 10.6"301.40 misouth814.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 3:24 AM693 km430 miles374 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluTue 3:24 AM1581 km982 miles854 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandTue 1:24 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 2:24 AM2629 km1634 miles1420 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 3:24 AM2811 km1747 miles1518 nmSouth S
Apia *Wed 3:24 AM3031 km1884 miles1637 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaTue 3:24 AM3222 km2002 miles1740 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 2:24 AM3334 km2072 miles1800 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 2:24 AM3384 km2103 miles1827 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 1:24 AM3413 km2121 miles1843 nmWest-southwest WSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools