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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 Leo on June, 19 2018
10h 45m 51s
+10° 51’ 56”
-9.39
 = 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: 79.1°
Max altitude: 49.4°
Azimuth: 280.9°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: Waxing Crescent  Age: 6.65 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
2018 Jun 12 -6.51 03h 37m 45s +14° 25’ 30” Taurus
2018 Jun 13 -5.29 04h 37m 05s +17° 44’ 39” Taurus
2018 Jun 14 -4.44 05h 39m 26s +19° 56’ 58” Taurus
2018 Jun 15 -5.75 06h 43m 36s +20° 46’ 31” Gemini
2018 Jun 16 -6.96 07h 47m 48s +20° 06’ 57” Gemini
2018 Jun 17 -7.95 08h 50m 12s +18° 03’ 55” Cancer
2018 Jun 18 -8.75 09h 49m 41s +14° 52’ 23” Leo
2018 Jun 19 -9.39 10h 45m 51s +10° 51’ 56” Leo
2018 Jun 20 -9.92 11h 39m 02s +06° 22’ 14” Virgo
2018 Jun 21 -10.36 12h 29m 51s +01° 40’ 27” Virgo
2018 Jun 22 -10.73 13h 19m 09s -02° 59’ 02” Virgo
2018 Jun 23 -11.07 14h 07m 41s -07° 24’ 15” Virgo
2018 Jun 24 -11.38 14h 56m 12s -11° 24’ 59” Libra
2018 Jun 25 -11.67 15h 45m 11s -14° 52’ 00” Libra

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