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: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 21:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 02' North, Longitude: 136° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.38 meters/second, 1581.8 km/hour, 982.9 miles/hour or 854.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.5"982.70 miwest0° 08' 49.8"10.12 minorth982.48 mi
24 hours11° 25' 56.7"773.45 mieast3° 13' 01.9"221.17 minorth799.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:26 AM2497 km1552 miles1348 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:26 AM2562 km1592 miles1383 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Wed 2:26 PM3059 km1901 miles1652 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Wed 2:26 PM3174 km1972 miles1714 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 2:26 PM3246 km2017 miles1753 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Wed 2:26 PM3420 km2125 miles1847 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixWed 2:26 PM3431 km2132 miles1853 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteWed 11:26 AM3574 km2221 miles1930 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Wed 3:26 PM3990 km2479 miles2154 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Wed 4:26 PM4076 km2533 miles2201 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools