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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 in Virgo on December, 13 2017
13h 30m 15s
-04° 26’ 00”
-8.68
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 94.4°
Max altitude: 34.1°
Azimuth: 265.6°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: Waning Crescent  Age: 24.86 days
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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
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.

Distance of The Moon from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of The Moon between January 2013 and December 2075