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 20:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 42' South
Longitude: 29° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.27 meters/second, 1556.2 km/hour, 967.0 miles/hour or 840.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.12 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 26' 57.4"966.84 miwest0° 07' 59.0"9.15 minorth967.18 mi
24 hours12° 59' 24.2"869.24 mieast3° 33' 41.0"244.84 minorth909.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 5:40 PM955 km594 miles516 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 5:40 PM1018 km632 miles550 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 5:40 PM1587 km986 miles857 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSat 5:40 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmSouthwest SW
BrasiliaSat 5:40 PM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmWest W
São PauloSat 5:40 PM2074 km1289 miles1120 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 8:40 PM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmEast E
BelémSat 5:40 PM2574 km1600 miles1390 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 8:40 PM3089 km1920 miles1668 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 8:40 PM3114 km1935 miles1682 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools