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

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 97%

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 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 00:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 31° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.09 meters/second, 1605.9 km/hour, 997.9 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 28' 42.5"997.79 miwest0° 11' 37.9"13.32 minorth998.02 mi
24 hours12° 21' 58.6"852.23 mieast4° 42' 22.7"323.37 minorth913.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaTue 10:44 PM144 km89 miles78 nmNorthwest NW
NatalTue 9:44 PM412 km256 miles223 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeTue 9:44 PM503 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaTue 9:44 PM783 km487 miles423 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 9:44 PM1165 km724 miles629 nmSouthwest SW
BelémTue 9:44 PM1912 km1188 miles1033 nmWest W
BrasiliaTue 9:44 PM2146 km1333 miles1158 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroTue 9:44 PM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PraiaTue 11:44 PM2370 km1473 miles1280 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 12:44 AM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmNortheast NE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools