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 7:44 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 35' North, Longitude: 27° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.68 meters/second, 1600.8 km/hour, 994.7 miles/hour or 864.4 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' 28.8"994.59 miwest0° 10' 12.1"11.69 minorth994.44 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.22 mieast3° 49' 40.0"263.09 minorth792.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 5:46 PM817 km507 miles441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MindeloThu 5:46 PM954 km593 miles515 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarThu 6:46 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 6:46 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauThu 6:46 PM1340 km833 miles724 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 6:46 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmEast E
FreetownThu 6:46 PM1555 km966 miles840 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 6:46 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 6:46 PM1844 km1146 miles996 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 3:46 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools