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, February 1, 2013 at 02:18:00 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: 76%

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 Friday, February 1, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 23' South, Longitude: 22° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.99 meters/second, 1602.0 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 31.1"995.26 miwest0° 11' 08.0"12.75 misouth995.13 mi
24 hours12° 02' 15.4"825.77 mieast4° 16' 15.8"293.54 misouth871.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mbuji-MayiFri 4:18 AM165 km102 miles89 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TshikapaFri 4:18 AM246 km153 miles133 nmWest-northwest WNW
LucapaFri 3:18 AM254 km158 miles137 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuenaFri 3:18 AM580 km361 miles313 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LubumbashiFri 4:18 AM699 km434 miles377 nmSoutheast SE
MalanjeFri 3:18 AM750 km466 miles405 nmWest-southwest WSW
KitweFri 4:18 AM844 km525 miles456 nmSoutheast SE
BujumburaFri 4:18 AM852 km529 miles460 nmEast-northeast ENE
UígeFri 3:18 AM854 km531 miles461 nmWest W
MonguFri 4:18 AM874 km543 miles472 nmSouth S

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools