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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 17:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' South, Longitude: 92° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.91 meters/second, 1504.5 km/hour, 934.8 miles/hour or 812.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.58 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 minorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 22' 42.7"934.57 miwest0° 04' 02.2"4.63 minorth934.78 mi
24 hours14° 41' 05.3"954.46 mieast2° 15' 21.1"155.16 minorth973.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:10 PM1864 km1158 miles1006 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Thu 12:10 PM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:10 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmNorth N
GuayaquilThu 12:10 PM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 1:10 PM2593 km1611 miles1400 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 2:10 PM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 12:10 PM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 1:10 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 1:10 PM2863 km1779 miles1546 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaThu 2:10 PM3090 km1920 miles1668 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools