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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 Gemini on April, 22 2018
07h 23m 54s
+20° 10’ 36”
-9.72
 = 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: 69.8°
Max altitude: 58.7°
Azimuth: 290.2°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: Waxing Crescent  Age: 6.54 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 Apr 15 -5.41 00h 47m 36s +00° 24’ 50” Cetus
2018 Apr 16 -4.45 01h 38m 29s +05° 04’ 55” Pisces
2018 Apr 17 -5.31 02h 31m 09s +09° 35’ 29” Cetus
2018 Apr 18 -6.49 03h 26m 02s +13° 39’ 21” Taurus
2018 Apr 19 -7.52 04h 23m 17s +16° 58’ 50” Taurus
2018 Apr 20 -8.39 05h 22m 33s +19° 17’ 31” Taurus
2018 Apr 21 -9.11 06h 23m 08s +20° 23’ 18” Gemini
2018 Apr 22 -9.72 07h 23m 54s +20° 10’ 36” Gemini
2018 Apr 23 -10.24 08h 23m 41s +18° 41’ 21” Cancer
2018 Apr 24 -10.68 09h 21m 38s +16° 04’ 23” Cancer
2018 Apr 25 -11.07 10h 17m 18s +12° 32’ 54” Leo
2018 Apr 26 -11.42 11h 10m 49s +08° 22’ 27” Leo
2018 Apr 27 -11.75 12h 02m 30s +03° 48’ 51” Virgo
2018 Apr 28 -12.06 12h 52m 58s -00° 52’ 27” Virgo

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