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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:36:00 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: 31%

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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 32' North, Longitude: 137° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.48 meters/second, 1610.9 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 14.8"1000.89 miwest0° 10' 59.2"12.58 minorth1000.81 mi
24 hours11° 02' 09.0"759.81 mieast4° 11' 13.5"287.74 minorth809.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 3:36 PM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 3:36 PM2806 km1743 miles1515 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 3:36 PM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownWed 5:36 PM3479 km2162 miles1878 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Los AngelesWed 5:36 PM3730 km2318 miles2014 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 6:36 PM3818 km2373 miles2062 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 3:36 PM3832 km2381 miles2069 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoWed 5:36 PM3883 km2413 miles2096 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixWed 6:36 PM4058 km2521 miles2191 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasWed 5:36 PM4085 km2539 miles2206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools