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 Wednesday, April 10, 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

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 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 23' North, Longitude: 170° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.80 meters/second, 1579.7 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.36 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.9"981.38 miwest0° 08' 40.7"9.94 minorth981.16 mi
24 hours11° 26' 39.5"773.24 mieast3° 08' 58.7"216.53 minorth798.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 11:48 AM1485 km923 miles802 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 1:48 PM1699 km1056 miles918 nmNortheast NE
MidwayWed 12:48 PM1879 km1167 miles1014 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KiritimatiThu 1:48 PM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 11:48 AM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 11:48 AM2156 km1340 miles1164 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 12:48 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmSouth S
Wake IslandThu 11:48 AM2526 km1569 miles1364 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 11:48 AM2560 km1590 miles1382 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 11:48 AM2842 km1766 miles1534 nmWest-southwest WSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools