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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 38%

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 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 31' North, Longitude: 21° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.75 meters/second, 1601.1 km/hour, 994.9 miles/hour or 864.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.5"994.76 miwest0° 10' 13.3"11.71 minorth994.61 mi
24 hours10° 59' 51.0"752.35 mieast3° 50' 11.5"263.69 minorth793.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 5:24 PM734 km456 miles396 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ZiguinchorThu 6:24 PM749 km466 miles405 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 6:24 PM771 km479 miles416 nmEast-northeast ENE
SerekundaThu 6:24 PM777 km483 miles420 nmNortheast NE
BanjulThu 6:24 PM787 km489 miles425 nmNortheast NE
DakarThu 6:24 PM828 km515 miles447 nmNortheast NE
BokéThu 6:24 PM862 km536 miles466 nmEast-northeast ENE
ThièsThu 6:24 PM872 km542 miles471 nmNortheast NE
FarafenniThu 6:24 PM875 km544 miles473 nmNortheast NE
BafatáThu 6:24 PM877 km545 miles473 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools