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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:30:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 59' South, Longitude: 2° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.25 meters/second, 1592.1 km/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.49 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 26' 25.1"989.18 miwest0° 11' 15.4"12.89 minorth989.49 mi
24 hours13° 14' 51.0"907.48 mieast4° 40' 12.9"320.92 minorth966.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 11:30 AM958 km595 miles517 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméFri 11:30 AM1354 km841 miles731 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 11:30 AM1485 km922 miles802 nmNorth N
AccraFri 11:30 AM1512 km940 miles817 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 12:30 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmNortheast NE
LomeFri 11:30 AM1606 km998 miles867 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 11:30 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoFri 12:30 PM1688 km1049 miles911 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaFri 12:30 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmEast E
LagosFri 12:30 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmNorth-northeast NNE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools