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 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: 99%

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 23:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 17' North, Longitude: 15° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.69 meters/second, 1564.9 km/hour, 972.4 miles/hour or 845.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.1"972.17 miwest0° 07' 25.9"8.52 minorth971.94 mi
24 hours11° 57' 29.5"801.64 mieast2° 35' 20.7"178.02 minorth816.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoussoroSun 12:28 AM115 km71 miles62 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaSun 12:28 AM250 km155 miles135 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaiduguriSun 12:28 AM384 km239 miles208 nmSouthwest SW
MongoSun 12:28 AM402 km250 miles217 nmSoutheast SE
MarouaSun 12:28 AM433 km269 miles234 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Faya-LargeauSun 12:28 AM545 km339 miles294 nmNortheast NE
AbéchéSun 12:28 AM561 km349 miles303 nmEast E
GarouaSun 12:28 AM604 km375 miles326 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoundouSun 12:28 AM635 km394 miles343 nmSouth S
SarhSun 12:28 AM642 km399 miles347 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools