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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 15:32:00 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: 94%

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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 15:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 52' North, Longitude: 99° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.21 meters/second, 1520.0 km/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.4"944.17 miwest0° 03' 21.5"3.85 misouth944.34 mi
24 hours11° 39' 30.7"758.58 mieast1° 46' 14.7"121.80 misouth772.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Chiang RaiThu 10:32 PM34 km21 miles18 nmEast E
Chiang MaiThu 10:32 PM131 km82 miles71 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Luang PrabangThu 10:32 PM275 km171 miles149 nmEast E
NaypyidawThu 10:02 PM357 km222 miles193 nmWest W
VientianeThu 10:32 PM388 km241 miles210 nmEast-southeast ESE
MawlamyineThu 10:02 PM423 km263 miles229 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MandalayThu 10:02 PM427 km265 miles231 nmNorthwest NW
Udon ThaniThu 10:32 PM441 km274 miles238 nmSoutheast SE
Nakhon SawanThu 10:32 PM465 km289 miles251 nmSouth S
Xam NeuaThu 10:32 PM478 km297 miles258 nmEast E
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools