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, September 15, 2013 at 21:50:00 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 QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 50' South, Longitude: 15° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.74 meters/second, 1561.4 km/hour, 970.2 miles/hour or 843.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.17 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 26' 31.3"970.06 miwest0° 08' 50.5"10.13 minorth970.42 mi
24 hours13° 10' 57.5"885.49 mieast3° 53' 31.6"267.54 minorth931.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 9:50 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSun 6:50 PM2201 km1368 miles1188 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 9:50 PM2289 km1422 miles1236 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSun 9:50 PM2473 km1537 miles1335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorSun 6:50 PM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmWest W
FreetownSun 9:50 PM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 9:50 PM2551 km1585 miles1378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 9:50 PM2589 km1609 miles1398 nmNorth N
AccraSun 9:50 PM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSun 6:50 PM2761 km1716 miles1491 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools