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 25, 2013 at 10:12:00 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: 97%

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 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' North, Longitude: 171° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.1"951.88 miwest0° 05' 05.0"5.83 misouth952.13 mi
24 hours11° 33' 20.6"757.86 mieast2° 25' 52.6"167.20 misouth781.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 11:12 PM1230 km764 miles664 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluFri 12:12 AM1451 km902 miles783 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 10:12 PM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 10:12 PM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandFri 10:12 PM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 12:12 AM2403 km1493 miles1297 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaFri 10:12 PM2548 km1583 miles1376 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 11:12 PM3089 km1920 miles1668 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 10:12 PM3167 km1968 miles1710 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 10:12 PM3175 km1973 miles1714 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools