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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 04:58:00 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: 65%

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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 04:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' South, Longitude: 3° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.02 meters/second, 1576.9 km/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 29' 00.5"979.60 miwest0° 09' 54.9"11.36 misouth979.37 mi
24 hours12° 42' 16.9"859.32 mieast3° 38' 42.8"250.60 misouth888.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 4:58 AM471 km293 miles254 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméSat 4:58 AM1802 km1119 miles973 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSat 5:58 AM1898 km1180 miles1025 nmEast E
AbidjanSat 4:58 AM1927 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth N
AccraSat 4:58 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 5:58 AM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmNortheast NE
LomeSat 4:58 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 4:58 AM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmNorth N
Porto NovoSat 5:58 AM2175 km1351 miles1174 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 4:58 AM2180 km1354 miles1177 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools