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: 66%

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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 02' South, Longitude: 166° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.05 meters/second, 1616.6 km/hour, 1004.5 miles/hour or 872.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"1004.39 miwest0° 11' 37.9"13.32 misouth1004.42 mi
24 hours11° 29' 25.6"794.31 mieast4° 37' 18.7"317.58 misouth853.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiFri 4:46 AM510 km317 miles275 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 4:46 AM969 km602 miles523 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiFri 5:46 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 3:46 AM1143 km710 miles617 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Fri 5:46 AM1431 km889 miles773 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 3:46 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 4:46 AM1921 km1193 miles1037 nmSouth S
RarotongaThu 5:46 AM2245 km1395 miles1212 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaFri 4:46 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 3:46 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools