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 26, 2013 at 11:20:00 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: 99%

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 26, 2013 at 11:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' North, Longitude: 176° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.79 meters/second, 1554.4 km/hour, 965.9 miles/hour or 839.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.10 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 31' 20.4"965.66 miwest0° 07' 12.2"8.26 misouth965.99 mi
24 hours11° 22' 58.6"756.97 mieast3° 13' 20.3"221.54 misouth794.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySat 12:20 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmNorth N
MajuroSat 11:20 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 11:20 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSat 11:20 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaSat 11:20 PM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluSat 1:20 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenSat 11:20 PM2596 km1613 miles1402 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 1:20 AM2603 km1618 miles1406 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSat 11:20 PM2756 km1712 miles1488 nmSouth S
FakaofoSun 12:20 AM2861 km1777 miles1545 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools