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 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 18:36:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 29%

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 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' North, Longitude: 35° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.26 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.4"1002.64 miwest0° 11' 15.1"12.89 minorth1002.60 mi
24 hours11° 04' 29.7"763.98 mieast4° 18' 49.3"296.42 minorth816.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaWed 3:36 PM938 km583 miles506 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaWed 4:36 PM973 km604 miles525 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeWed 3:36 PM1367 km850 miles738 nmSouth S
BelémWed 3:36 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaWed 5:36 PM1786 km1110 miles965 nmNortheast NE
CayenneWed 3:36 PM1842 km1145 miles995 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 3:36 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmSouth S
ParamariboWed 3:36 PM2161 km1343 miles1167 nmWest W
DakarWed 6:36 PM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulWed 6:36 PM2340 km1454 miles1263 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools