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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 February, 23 2019
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
13h 35m 29s
-04° 24’ 20”
1,936.9”
-11.50

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 Europe/London timezone.

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of The Moon touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Azimuth: 97.9°
Max altitude: 34.5°
Azimuth: 264.8°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: Waning Gibbous  Age: 18.86 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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Apparent DiameterDiameter Constellation
2019 Feb 16 06h 24m 16s +21° 28’ 35” -11.49 1,952.7” Gemini
2019 Feb 17 07h 27m 07s +21° 22’ 22” -11.89 1,978.8” Gemini
2019 Feb 18 08h 30m 50s +19° 45’ 59” -12.28 1,998.0” Cancer
2019 Feb 19 09h 33m 42s +16° 44’ 03” -12.65 2,007.8” Leo
2019 Feb 20 10h 34m 33s +12° 32’ 07” -12.75 2,006.5” Leo
2019 Feb 21 11h 32m 53s +07° 32’ 57” -12.38 1,994.1” Leo
2019 Feb 22 12h 28m 48s +02° 11’ 32” -12.00 1,972.5” Virgo
2019 Feb 23 13h 22m 48s -03° 08’ 57” -11.60 1,944.4” Virgo
2019 Feb 24 14h 15m 34s -08° 09’ 25” -11.20 1,913.0” Virgo
2019 Feb 25 15h 07m 45s -12° 35’ 03” -10.78 1,881.3” Libra
2019 Feb 26 15h 59m 47s -16° 15’ 00” -10.34 1,851.5” Libra
2019 Feb 27 16h 51m 53s -19° 01’ 32” -9.86 1,825.4” Ophiucus
2019 Feb 28 17h 44m 05s -20° 49’ 46” -9.35 1,803.7” Sagittarius
2019 Mar 01 18h 36m 06s -21° 37’ 26” -8.79 1,786.9” 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 2100

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 2100

The Moon Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of The Moon. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 3474.2 km 0.2727
Mass 0.07342 x 1024 kg 0.0123
Density 3.344 gr/cm3 0.6065
Escape Velocity 2.38 km/s 0.2127
Sideral Rotation 655.7199 hours 27.3965
Absolute Magnitude -12.6
Geometric Albedo 0.136