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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 03:58:00 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: 28%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 03:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 42' South, Longitude: 53° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.63 meters/second, 1539.5 km/hour, 956.6 miles/hour or 831.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.94 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 25' 57.8"956.28 miwest0° 07' 49.4"8.97 misouth956.00 mi
24 hours14° 00' 02.7"927.67 mieast2° 37' 34.2"180.61 misouth938.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaMon 6:58 AM479 km297 miles258 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 7:58 AM500 km311 miles270 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port LouisMon 7:58 AM559 km347 miles302 nmSoutheast SE
AntsirananaMon 6:58 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 6:58 AM695 km432 miles375 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntsirabeMon 6:58 AM782 km486 miles422 nmWest-southwest WSW
MamoutzouMon 6:58 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniMon 6:58 AM1250 km777 miles675 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaMon 7:58 AM1350 km839 miles729 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamMon 6:58 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools