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 12:30:00 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: 72%

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 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 15' South, Longitude: 125° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.62 meters/second, 1593.4 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.5"989.94 miwest0° 10' 45.6"12.32 misouth989.77 mi
24 hours12° 16' 35.0"838.16 mieast4° 04' 11.0"279.73 misouth878.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 4:30 AM1827 km1135 miles987 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Fri 7:30 AM2582 km1604 miles1394 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteFri 2:30 AM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 2:30 AM3775 km2345 miles2038 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 2:30 AM3937 km2446 miles2126 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 6:30 AM4045 km2514 miles2184 nmEast E
Mexico CityFri 6:30 AM4267 km2651 miles2304 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 6:30 AM4644 km2886 miles2508 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 6:30 AM4714 km2929 miles2545 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los AngelesFri 4:30 AM4847 km3012 miles2617 nmNorth N

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools