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: 60%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 47' South, Longitude: 19° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.08 meters/second, 1555.5 km/hour, 966.5 miles/hour or 839.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.11 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 26' 55.4"966.35 miwest0° 07' 55.6"9.08 minorth966.69 mi
24 hours13° 00' 11.5"869.70 mieast3° 32' 27.9"243.42 minorth909.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 8:00 PM1496 km930 miles808 nmEast E
RecifeSat 5:00 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 5:00 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 5:00 PM2413 km1500 miles1303 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 8:00 PM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de JaneiroSat 5:00 PM2640 km1640 miles1425 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownSat 8:00 PM2669 km1658 miles1441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 8:00 PM2765 km1718 miles1493 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 8:00 PM2812 km1747 miles1518 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 8:00 PM2866 km1781 miles1547 nmNortheast NE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools