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 18:40:00 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 is probably impossible 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 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 37' South, Longitude: 105° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.75 meters/second, 1597.5 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.54 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.7"992.53 miwest0° 11' 33.9"13.24 minorth992.81 mi
24 hours13° 08' 12.1"902.63 mieast4° 44' 34.9"325.90 minorth962.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:40 PM1898 km1180 miles1025 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Fri 1:40 PM2297 km1427 miles1240 nmSouth S
GuatemalaFri 12:40 PM2885 km1793 miles1558 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 12:40 PM2896 km1799 miles1563 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityFri 12:40 PM2970 km1845 miles1604 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaFri 12:40 PM2991 km1859 miles1615 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 12:40 PM3018 km1875 miles1629 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 12:40 PM3068 km1906 miles1657 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 1:40 PM3104 km1929 miles1676 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaFri 1:40 PM3206 km1992 miles1731 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools