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 Friday, September 20, 2013 at 23:28:00 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: 97%

Previous phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, September 27, 2013 at 3:57 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 30' North, Longitude: 23° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.59 meters/second, 1596.9 km/hour, 992.3 miles/hour or 862.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.2"992.15 miwest0° 10' 12.1"11.69 minorth992.00 mi
24 hours11° 55' 08.7"815.43 mieast3° 47' 41.4"260.82 minorth851.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BiraoSat 12:28 AM204 km127 miles110 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BriaSat 12:28 AM256 km159 miles138 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BambariSat 12:28 AM413 km256 miles223 nmSouthwest SW
Kaga-BandoroSat 12:28 AM474 km295 miles256 nmWest-southwest WSW
OboSat 12:28 AM499 km310 miles270 nmSoutheast SE
WauSat 2:28 AM534 km332 miles289 nmEast E
SarhSat 12:28 AM535 km333 miles289 nmWest W
Al-FashirSat 2:28 AM613 km381 miles331 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MongoSat 12:28 AM642 km399 miles346 nmNorthwest NW
AbéchéSat 12:28 AM645 km400 miles348 nmNorth-northwest NNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools