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: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 18' North, Longitude: 32° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.33 meters/second, 1574.4 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.30 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.6"978.09 miwest0° 08' 08.5"9.33 minorth977.86 mi
24 hours11° 22' 35.4"765.89 mieast2° 55' 52.1"201.52 minorth787.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloWed 11:58 AM874 km543 miles472 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaWed 11:58 AM958 km595 miles517 nmEast-northeast ENE
DakarWed 12:58 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmEast E
BanjulWed 12:58 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmEast E
BissauWed 12:58 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmEast E
NouakchottWed 12:58 PM1820 km1131 miles983 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaWed 9:58 AM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ConakryWed 12:58 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmEast E
FreetownWed 12:58 PM2143 km1331 miles1157 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeWed 9:58 AM2384 km1482 miles1287 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools