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, October 12, 2013 at 14:50:00 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: 58%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 14:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 27' South, Longitude: 55° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.62 meters/second, 1550.2 km/hour, 963.3 miles/hour or 837.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.05 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 26' 40.1"963.07 miwest0° 07' 27.0"8.54 minorth963.39 mi
24 hours13° 06' 19.2"873.81 mieast3° 22' 35.2"232.12 minorth910.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSat 6:50 PM571 km355 miles308 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSat 6:50 PM601 km373 miles324 nmSouth S
ToamasinaSat 5:50 PM696 km433 miles376 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSat 5:50 PM912 km567 miles493 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sat 6:50 PM980 km609 miles529 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntsirabeSat 5:50 PM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSat 6:50 PM1198 km744 miles647 nmNorth N
MoroniSat 5:50 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmWest-northwest WNW
Dar es SalaamSat 5:50 PM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 8:50 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools