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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:58:00 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: 57%

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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 07' South, Longitude: 114° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.30 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"998.19 miwest0° 11' 26.0"13.10 misouth998.10 mi
24 hours11° 57' 52.5"822.90 mieast4° 26' 38.6"305.41 misouth873.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Fri 7:58 AM2380 km1479 miles1285 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownFri 4:58 AM2688 km1671 miles1452 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 6:58 AM2806 km1744 miles1515 nmEast E
Mexico CityFri 6:58 AM3279 km2038 miles1771 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 6:58 AM3486 km2166 miles1882 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 6:58 AM3537 km2198 miles1910 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 6:58 AM3705 km2302 miles2001 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaFri 6:58 AM3734 km2320 miles2016 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 6:58 AM3794 km2358 miles2049 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanFri 6:58 AM3818 km2372 miles2062 nmNortheast NE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools