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 Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 15:10:00 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: 84%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 15:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' South, Longitude: 83° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.91 meters/second, 1515.3 km/hour, 941.5 miles/hour or 818.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.69 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 48.5"941.28 miwest0° 03' 47.3"4.34 minorth941.47 mi
24 hours14° 23' 03.4"940.46 mieast2° 07' 07.8"145.72 minorth957.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 9:10 PM1797 km1117 miles970 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandSat 8:10 PM2165 km1345 miles1169 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisSat 7:10 PM2770 km1721 miles1496 nmWest W
MaleSat 8:10 PM2812 km1747 miles1518 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSat 10:10 PM2865 km1780 miles1547 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 8:40 PM2904 km1804 miles1568 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisSat 7:10 PM2981 km1852 miles1610 nmWest W
SingaporeSat 11:10 PM3134 km1948 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurSat 11:10 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaSat 7:10 PM3478 km2161 miles1878 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools