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 Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 20:30:00 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: 58%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' North, Longitude: 30° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.54 meters/second, 1557.2 km/hour, 967.6 miles/hour or 840.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.13 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.0"967.34 miwest0° 07' 03.1"8.08 minorth967.09 mi
24 hours11° 13' 32.6"747.12 mieast2° 27' 50.7"169.45 minorth761.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSat 7:30 PM572 km356 miles309 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaSat 7:30 PM728 km452 miles393 nmEast E
DakarSat 8:30 PM1381 km858 miles746 nmEast E
BanjulSat 8:30 PM1494 km929 miles807 nmEast E
NouakchottSat 8:30 PM1538 km956 miles830 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSat 8:30 PM1643 km1021 miles887 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakrySat 8:30 PM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSat 8:30 PM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSat 8:30 PM2160 km1342 miles1166 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 5:30 PM2354 km1462 miles1271 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools