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 Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 17:30:00 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: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, November 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 103° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.43 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.90 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.2"953.60 miwest0° 06' 06.6"7.00 misouth953.37 mi
24 hours14° 20' 06.1"948.22 mieast1° 54' 16.3"130.98 misouth952.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 12:30 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:30 AM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 12:30 PM2872 km1784 miles1551 nmEast E
AdamstownSun 9:30 AM2927 km1819 miles1581 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuitoSun 12:30 PM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSun 11:30 AM3649 km2268 miles1970 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSun 11:30 AM3726 km2315 miles2012 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sun 2:30 PM3726 km2315 miles2012 nmSoutheast SE
San SalvadorSun 11:30 AM3730 km2318 miles2014 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSun 1:30 PM3736 km2321 miles2017 nmEast E

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools