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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 12:34:00 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: 51%

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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' South, Longitude: 100° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.97 meters/second, 1540.7 km/hour, 957.3 miles/hour or 831.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 26' 50.2"957.05 miwest0° 07' 25.1"8.50 misouth956.78 mi
24 hours13° 34' 36.9"899.42 mieast2° 28' 52.5"170.64 misouth909.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 7:34 AM1436 km893 miles776 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSun 6:34 AM2147 km1334 miles1159 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 7:34 AM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmEast E
QuitoSun 7:34 AM3063 km1904 miles1654 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSun 4:34 AM3164 km1966 miles1709 nmWest-southwest WSW
San JoseSun 6:34 AM3484 km2165 miles1881 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSun 8:34 AM3496 km2172 miles1887 nmEast E
Santiago *Sun 9:34 AM3548 km2205 miles1916 nmSoutheast SE
ManaguaSun 6:34 AM3579 km2224 miles1933 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorSun 6:34 AM3605 km2240 miles1947 nmNorth-northeast NNE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools