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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 02:36:00 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: 42%

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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 02:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 53' North, Longitude: 141° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.06 meters/second, 1595.0 km/hour, 991.1 miles/hour or 861.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.52 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.0"990.96 miwest0° 09' 47.3"11.21 minorth990.78 mi
24 hours11° 00' 15.5"749.91 mieast3° 38' 36.7"250.45 minorth786.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 4:36 PM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 4:36 PM2203 km1369 miles1189 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteThu 4:36 PM3176 km1973 miles1715 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los AngelesThu 6:36 PM3542 km2201 miles1913 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoThu 6:36 PM3605 km2240 miles1947 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 7:36 PM3781 km2350 miles2042 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasThu 6:36 PM3906 km2427 miles2109 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixThu 7:36 PM3944 km2451 miles2130 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoFri 3:36 PM3969 km2466 miles2143 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaThu 4:36 PM4008 km2490 miles2164 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools