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 23:36:00 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: 50%

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 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 06' North, Longitude: 86° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.01 meters/second, 1576.8 km/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.1"979.61 miwest0° 08' 31.1"9.76 minorth979.38 mi
24 hours11° 05' 01.6"746.77 mieast3° 05' 25.9"212.48 minorth771.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MatagalpaFri 5:36 PM54 km33 miles29 nmEast-southeast ESE
LeónFri 5:36 PM92 km57 miles50 nmSouthwest SW
ManaguaFri 5:36 PM107 km66 miles58 nmSouth S
MasayaFri 5:36 PM129 km80 miles70 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TegucigalpaFri 5:36 PM142 km89 miles77 nmNorthwest NW
San MiguelFri 5:36 PM200 km124 miles108 nmWest-northwest WNW
La CeibaFri 5:36 PM300 km186 miles162 nmNorth N
San SalvadorFri 5:36 PM312 km194 miles169 nmWest-northwest WNW
CholomaFri 5:36 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Puerto CabezasFri 5:36 PM340 km211 miles183 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools