The Moon Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where The Moon is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
The Moon Rise and Set Times
Today's The Moon rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Current Moon Phase
Current Moon Sky Map
The Moon Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of The Moon computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate The Moon in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Dec 06||-12.02||07h 12m 21s||+19° 51’ 24”||Gemini|
|2017 Dec 07||-11.63||08h 15m 01s||+18° 28’ 57”||Cancer|
|2017 Dec 08||-11.22||09h 14m 44s||+15° 56’ 06”||Cancer|
|2017 Dec 09||-10.79||10h 11m 00s||+12° 30’ 41”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 10||-10.33||11h 04m 01s||+08° 30’ 57”||Leo|
|2017 Dec 11||-9.83||11h 54m 24s||+04° 13’ 05”||Virgo|
|2017 Dec 12||-9.29||12h 42m 51s||-00° 09’ 33”||Virgo|
|2017 Dec 13||-8.68||13h 30m 15s||-04° 26’ 00”||Virgo|
|2017 Dec 14||-7.99||14h 17m 14s||-08° 26’ 45”||Virgo|
|2017 Dec 15||-7.22||15h 04m 29s||-12° 03’ 17”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 16||-6.34||15h 52m 23s||-15° 07’ 38”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 17||-5.35||16h 41m 07s||-17° 32’ 30”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Dec 18||-4.34||17h 30m 41s||-19° 11’ 35”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Dec 19||-4.73||18h 20m 49s||-20° 00’ 11”||Sagittarius|
Distance of The Moon from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of The Moon from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.
Light Curve of The Moon
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of The Moon, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.