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

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' North, Longitude: 178° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.77 meters/second, 1543.6 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.3"958.88 miwest0° 05' 30.3"6.31 minorth958.66 mi
24 hours11° 35' 59.8"766.15 mieast1° 48' 09.9"123.98 minorth772.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:48 PM1210 km752 miles653 nmNorth N
MajuroFri 11:48 AM1612 km1002 miles870 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandFri 11:48 AM1620 km1007 miles875 nmWest W
Baker IslandThu 11:48 AM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:48 AM2007 km1247 miles1083 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 1:48 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenFri 11:48 AM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirFri 10:48 AM2817 km1751 miles1521 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 1:48 PM2848 km1770 miles1538 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiFri 11:48 AM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmSouth S

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools