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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:46:00 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: 91%

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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 21° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 58.3"1004.89 miwest0° 11' 30.6"13.18 misouth1005.02 mi
24 hours11° 18' 12.6"781.59 mieast4° 38' 04.9"318.44 misouth843.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownWed 3:46 AM1187 km737 miles641 nmNortheast NE
ConakryWed 3:46 AM1225 km761 miles661 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 3:46 AM1289 km801 miles696 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauWed 3:46 AM1310 km814 miles707 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulWed 3:46 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaWed 2:46 AM1498 km931 miles809 nmNorth N
DakarWed 3:46 AM1517 km942 miles819 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeWed 12:46 AM1838 km1142 miles992 nmSouthwest SW
YamoussoukroWed 3:46 AM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmEast-northeast ENE
BamakoWed 3:46 AM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools