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

Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 13:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 48' North, Longitude: 28° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.18 meters/second, 1606.2 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"997.96 miwest0° 10' 31.4"12.05 minorth997.85 mi
24 hours11° 18' 33.2"776.78 mieast3° 59' 44.6"274.60 minorth820.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaTue 12:14 PM1059 km658 miles572 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarTue 1:14 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmNortheast NE
BanjulTue 1:14 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauTue 1:14 PM1541 km958 miles832 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaTue 10:14 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmSouthwest SW
ConakryTue 1:14 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownTue 1:14 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmEast E
RecifeTue 10:14 AM1786 km1110 miles965 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouakchottTue 1:14 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaTue 1:14 PM1975 km1227 miles1067 nmEast E

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools