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 is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 23:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 02' South, Longitude: 161° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.12 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.89 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 24' 29.5"953.00 miwest0° 07' 56.8"9.11 minorth953.38 mi
24 hours13° 49' 37.7"914.58 mieast3° 38' 11.6"250.04 minorth956.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 1:00 PM509 km316 miles275 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiFri 12:00 Noon894 km556 miles483 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pago PagoFri 12:00 Noon1008 km626 miles544 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 1:00 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 1:00 PM1295 km805 miles699 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:00 Noon1332 km828 miles719 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSat 12:00 Noon1487 km924 miles803 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Sat 12:00 Noon2108 km1310 miles1138 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 1:00 PM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 11:00 AM2270 km1410 miles1226 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools