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 19, 2013 at 11:38:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 44' North, Longitude: 172° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.58 meters/second, 1575.3 km/hour, 978.8 miles/hour or 850.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.4"978.65 miwest0° 08' 20.0"9.55 minorth978.43 mi
24 hours11° 55' 48.3"805.00 mieast2° 58' 41.8"204.76 minorth825.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandFri 11:38 PM1447 km899 miles781 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwaySat 12:38 AM1782 km1107 miles962 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluSat 1:38 AM1843 km1145 miles995 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroSat 11:38 PM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSat 11:38 PM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 1:38 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandSat 11:38 PM2323 km1443 miles1254 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 12:38 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 11:38 PM2513 km1562 miles1357 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenSat 11:38 PM2685 km1669 miles1450 nmWest-southwest WSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools