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 Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 23:32:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 95%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:27 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, May 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' South, Longitude: 33° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.54 meters/second, 1506.8 km/hour, 936.3 miles/hour or 813.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.60 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 30.6"935.99 miwest0° 02' 53.7"3.32 minorth936.13 mi
24 hours14° 44' 45.9"960.13 mieast1° 47' 51.6"123.64 minorth973.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraMon 1:32 AM123 km76 miles66 nmEast E
MutareMon 1:32 AM135 km84 miles73 nmNorthwest NW
MasvingoMon 1:32 AM299 km186 miles162 nmWest W
ChitungwizaMon 1:32 AM336 km209 miles182 nmNorthwest NW
HarareMon 1:32 AM348 km216 miles188 nmNorthwest NW
GweruMon 1:32 AM405 km252 miles219 nmWest W
BlantyreMon 1:32 AM460 km286 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BulawayoMon 1:32 AM534 km332 miles289 nmWest W
PolokwaneMon 1:32 AM633 km393 miles342 nmSouthwest SW
LilongweMon 1:32 AM637 km396 miles344 nmNorth N

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools