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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 19:08:00 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: 74%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 19:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 57' North, Longitude: 133° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.36 meters/second, 1617.7 km/hour, 1005.2 miles/hour or 873.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.2"1005.09 miwest0° 11' 26.2"13.10 misouth1005.23 mi
24 hours11° 10' 52.6"772.97 mieast4° 37' 39.1"317.95 misouth836.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManokwariThu 4:08 AM318 km198 miles172 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MelekeokThu 4:08 AM628 km390 miles339 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SofifiThu 4:08 AM670 km416 miles362 nmWest-southwest WSW
TernateThu 4:08 AM688 km427 miles371 nmWest W
AmbonThu 4:08 AM857 km532 miles463 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 4:08 AM947 km589 miles511 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManadoThu 3:08 AM960 km597 miles518 nmWest W
General SantosThu 3:08 AM1028 km639 miles555 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoThu 3:08 AM1038 km645 miles561 nmWest-northwest WNW
GorontaloThu 3:08 AM1167 km725 miles630 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools