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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 08:56:00 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: 95%

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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 08:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' North, Longitude: 107° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.74 meters/second, 1611.9 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.6"1001.47 miwest0° 11' 05.8"12.71 misouth1001.70 mi
24 hours11° 10' 56.9"770.46 mieast4° 32' 45.0"312.34 misouth833.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoTue 2:56 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuadalajaraTue 2:56 AM1785 km1109 miles964 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 2:56 AM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LeonTue 2:56 AM1892 km1176 miles1021 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesTue 2:56 AM1943 km1207 miles1049 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzTue 2:56 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNortheast NE
MazatlanTue 1:56 AM2011 km1249 miles1086 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsTue 2:56 AM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuatemalaTue 2:56 AM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorTue 2:56 AM2238 km1391 miles1209 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools