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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 00:24:00 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: 5%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 05' North, Longitude: 160° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.29 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.4 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.9"989.23 miwest0° 09' 44.3"11.15 minorth989.05 mi
24 hours11° 24' 07.1"776.54 mieast3° 36' 12.9"247.70 minorth810.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 2:24 PM960 km597 miles518 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluWed 2:24 PM1266 km787 miles684 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 12:24 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 1:24 PM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 1:24 PM2698 km1676 miles1457 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Thu 2:24 PM2941 km1828 miles1588 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 12:24 PM3077 km1912 miles1662 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 12:24 PM3124 km1941 miles1687 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroThu 12:24 PM3171 km1971 miles1712 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 2:24 PM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools