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 May 17||-10.80||20h 18m 33s||-17° 23’ 13”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 18||-10.46||21h 09m 02s||-15° 10’ 26”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 19||-10.08||21h 59m 27s||-12° 12’ 09”||Aquarius|
|2017 May 20||-9.64||22h 50m 03s||-08° 33’ 56”||Aquarius|
|2017 May 21||-9.10||23h 41m 16s||-04° 23’ 26”||Aquarius|
|2017 May 22||-8.45||00h 33m 38s||+00° 09’ 14”||Cetus|
|2017 May 23||-7.63||01h 27m 47s||+04° 50’ 33”||Pisces|
|2017 May 24||-6.61||02h 24m 16s||+09° 23’ 11”||Cetus|
|2017 May 25||-5.38||03h 23m 29s||+13° 26’ 26”||Aries|
|2017 May 26||-4.62||04h 25m 11s||+16° 38’ 39”||Taurus|
|2017 May 27||-5.84||05h 28m 37s||+18° 41’ 03”||Taurus|
|2017 May 28||-7.01||06h 32m 22s||+19° 22’ 42”||Gemini|
|2017 May 29||-7.97||07h 34m 50s||+18° 43’ 09”||Gemini|
|2017 May 30||-8.74||08h 34m 41s||+16° 51’ 38”||Cancer|
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.