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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 17' South, Longitude: 145° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.22 meters/second, 1581.2 km/hour, 982.5 miles/hour or 853.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.3"982.38 miwest0° 09' 59.5"11.45 minorth982.73 mi
24 hours12° 08' 30.3"823.67 mieast4° 12' 02.4"288.69 minorth877.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 6:30 AM670 km416 miles362 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteThu 6:00 AM839 km521 miles453 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaThu 6:00 AM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 6:00 AM1982 km1232 miles1070 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 8:00 AM2202 km1368 miles1189 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiThu 5:00 AM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 5:00 AM2863 km1779 miles1546 nmWest W
ApiaFri 5:00 AM2904 km1804 miles1568 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 5:00 AM3384 km2103 miles1827 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 4:00 AM3689 km2292 miles1992 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools