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 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 05:58:00 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: 65%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 05:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 20' South, Longitude: 14° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.64 meters/second, 1571.9 km/hour, 976.7 miles/hour or 848.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.28 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 27' 05.7"976.59 miwest0° 09' 00.4"10.32 minorth976.92 mi
24 hours12° 55' 32.1"873.49 mieast3° 53' 34.5"267.56 minorth919.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 5:58 AM1009 km627 miles545 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaTue 5:58 AM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmNorth N
AbidjanTue 5:58 AM2260 km1405 miles1220 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeTue 2:58 AM2301 km1430 miles1242 nmWest W
FreetownTue 5:58 AM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroTue 5:58 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryTue 5:58 AM2416 km1502 miles1305 nmNorth N
AccraTue 5:58 AM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorTue 2:58 AM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmWest W
LomeTue 5:58 AM2669 km1659 miles1441 nmNortheast NE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools