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 12:20:00 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: 1%

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 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 07' South, Longitude: 6° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.76 meters/second, 1550.7 km/hour, 963.6 miles/hour or 837.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.06 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 25' 34.5"963.39 miwest0° 09' 17.9"10.66 minorth963.80 mi
24 hours13° 22' 32.6"893.26 mieast4° 04' 48.9"280.49 minorth943.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoSat 1:20 PM802 km498 miles433 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:20 PM1047 km650 miles565 nmNortheast NE
JamestownSat 12:20 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmWest W
Windhoek *Sat 2:20 PM1427 km886 miles770 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaSat 1:20 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:20 PM1570 km976 miles848 nmNortheast NE
São ToméSat 12:20 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSat 1:20 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboSat 1:20 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmNorth N
YaoundéSat 1:20 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools