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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 01:24:00 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

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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 42' South, Longitude: 163° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.94 meters/second, 1537.0 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.92 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 24' 40.7"954.82 miwest0° 08' 12.6"9.41 minorth955.21 mi
24 hours13° 44' 49.2"910.82 mieast3° 43' 29.3"256.09 minorth954.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSat 12:24 PM397 km246 miles214 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSat 12:24 PM506 km315 miles273 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaSat 12:24 PM681 km423 miles368 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraSat 12:24 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sat 2:24 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmEast E
BrisbaneSat 11:24 AM1620 km1006 miles875 nmSouthwest SW
YarenSat 1:24 PM1824 km1133 miles985 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsSat 11:24 AM1908 km1185 miles1030 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 1:24 PM1914 km1189 miles1034 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbySat 11:24 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools