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 17, 2013 at 20:30:00 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: 50%

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 Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' North, Longitude: 38° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.04 meters/second, 1526.6 km/hour, 948.6 miles/hour or 824.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.81 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.4"948.26 miwest0° 03' 47.2"4.34 minorth948.09 mi
24 hours11° 33' 45.5"755.19 mieast1° 05' 40.4"75.29 minorth756.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaSun 7:30 PM1631 km1014 miles881 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneSun 5:30 PM2207 km1371 miles1192 nmSouthwest SW
DakarSun 8:30 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nmEast E
NouakchottSun 8:30 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmEast E
ParamariboSun 5:30 PM2367 km1471 miles1278 nmSouthwest SW
Ponta DelgadaSun 7:30 PM2381 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BridgetownSun 4:30 PM2390 km1485 miles1290 nmWest-southwest WSW
BanjulSun 8:30 PM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fort-de-FranceSun 4:30 PM2491 km1548 miles1345 nmWest W
CastriesSun 4:30 PM2499 km1553 miles1350 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools