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 13:56:00 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: 61%

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 13:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 33' South, Longitude: 133° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.23 meters/second, 1566.8 km/hour, 973.6 miles/hour or 846.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.23 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.0"973.35 miwest0° 09' 19.5"10.68 misouth973.09 mi
24 hours12° 57' 08.4"871.06 mieast3° 21' 41.0"231.11 misouth894.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 4:26 AM815 km506 miles440 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSat 5:56 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSat 3:56 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaSat 3:56 AM2902 km1803 miles1567 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 8:56 AM2938 km1825 miles1586 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSun 3:56 AM3123 km1941 miles1686 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSat 2:56 AM3919 km2435 miles2116 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 3:56 AM4122 km2561 miles2226 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 2:56 AM4126 km2563 miles2228 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 2:56 AM4485 km2787 miles2422 nmWest-southwest WSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools