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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 14:46:00 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: 98%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' North, Longitude: 156° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.75 meters/second, 1601.1 km/hour, 994.9 miles/hour or 864.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.1"994.74 miwest0° 10' 25.1"11.93 misouth995.04 mi
24 hours11° 09' 07.7"763.26 mieast4° 20' 37.5"298.49 misouth822.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirTue 1:46 AM251 km156 miles136 nmSoutheast SE
KoloniaTue 1:46 AM252 km156 miles136 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaTue 12:46 AM1394 km866 miles752 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenTue 2:46 AM1525 km948 miles823 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroTue 2:46 AM1638 km1018 miles884 nmEast E
Wake IslandTue 2:46 AM1639 km1019 miles885 nmNortheast NE
TarawaTue 2:46 AM1993 km1239 miles1076 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraTue 1:46 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraMon 11:46 PM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyTue 12:46 AM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools