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, May 29, 2013 at 16:00:00 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: 73%

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 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 27' South, Longitude: 175° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.60 meters/second, 1571.8 km/hour, 976.6 miles/hour or 848.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.28 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 27' 23.4"976.50 miwest0° 09' 52.2"11.31 minorth976.88 mi
24 hours12° 40' 05.6"855.73 mieast4° 11' 21.5"287.93 minorth908.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mata-UtuThu 4:00 AM127 km79 miles69 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i)Thu 5:00 AM372 km231 miles201 nmEast-southeast ESE
ApiaThu 5:00 AM421 km262 miles227 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pago PagoWed 5:00 AM546 km339 miles295 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoThu 5:00 AM567 km353 miles306 nmNortheast NE
NeiafuThu 5:00 AM703 km437 miles380 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LabasaThu 4:00 AM717 km446 miles387 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 4:00 AM733 km456 miles396 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiThu 5:00 AM823 km511 miles444 nmSouth S
SuvaThu 4:00 AM915 km569 miles494 nmSouthwest SW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools