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, August 14, 2013 at 03:56:00 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: 47%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' South, Longitude: 156° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.51 meters/second, 1542.6 km/hour, 958.6 miles/hour or 833.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.8"958.27 miwest0° 06' 36.8"7.58 misouth958.03 mi
24 hours13° 25' 55.8"890.56 mieast2° 10' 48.5"149.93 misouth897.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaTue 5:56 PM636 km395 miles343 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 5:56 PM717 km446 miles387 nmEast E
AlofiTue 4:56 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaWed 4:56 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 4:56 PM1811 km1125 miles978 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 5:56 PM2044 km1270 miles1103 nmNorth N
NukualofaWed 4:56 PM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmWest-southwest WSW
SuvaWed 3:56 PM2697 km1676 miles1456 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 3:56 PM2810 km1746 miles1517 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownTue 7:56 PM2872 km1784 miles1550 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools