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 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 23:48:00 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: 9%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 11' North, Longitude: 142° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.38 meters/second, 1614.2 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 17.7"1002.93 miwest0° 11' 33.3"13.23 minorth1002.92 mi
24 hours11° 22' 58.6"786.16 mieast4° 26' 59.0"305.76 minorth841.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 1:48 PM1621 km1008 miles876 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 1:48 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluTue 1:48 PM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 1:48 PM3273 km2034 miles1767 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownTue 3:48 PM3413 km2121 miles1843 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoWed 12:48 PM3445 km2140 miles1860 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 1:48 PM3710 km2305 miles2003 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 11:48 AM3760 km2336 miles2030 nmWest W
AlofiTue 12:48 PM3854 km2395 miles2081 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesTue 3:48 PM4262 km2648 miles2301 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools