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 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 22:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 30' South, Longitude: 138° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.28 meters/second, 1563.4 km/hour, 971.4 miles/hour or 844.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.19 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 26' 25.8"971.29 miwest0° 10' 07.6"11.60 minorth971.70 mi
24 hours13° 02' 12.1"876.89 mieast4° 20' 19.1"298.21 minorth932.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 12:50 PM515 km320 miles278 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteSat 12:20 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 2:20 PM1541 km958 miles832 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaSat 12:20 PM2436 km1513 miles1315 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 12:20 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Sat 5:20 PM3365 km2091 miles1817 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiSat 11:20 AM3431 km2132 miles1853 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 12:20 PM3620 km2249 miles1955 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 11:20 AM3622 km2250 miles1955 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 11:20 AM4004 km2488 miles2162 nmWest-southwest WSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools