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 Feb 13||-12.10||11h 20m 23s||+05° 48’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 14||-11.76||12h 09m 30s||+01° 42’ 44”||Virgo|
|2017 Feb 15||-11.42||12h 57m 11s||-02° 21’ 00”||Virgo|
|2017 Feb 16||-11.08||13h 44m 00s||-06° 13’ 19”||Virgo|
|2017 Feb 17||-10.73||14h 30m 37s||-09° 46’ 08”||Libra|
|2017 Feb 18||-10.36||15h 17m 31s||-12° 52’ 27”||Libra|
|2017 Feb 19||-9.96||16h 05m 12s||-15° 26’ 00”||Scorpius|
|2017 Feb 20||-9.53||16h 53m 57s||-17° 20’ 44”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 21||-9.03||17h 43m 54s||-18° 30’ 56”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Feb 22||-8.46||18h 35m 04s||-18° 51’ 28”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Feb 23||-7.78||19h 27m 11s||-18° 18’ 34”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Feb 24||-6.96||20h 19m 58s||-16° 50’ 40”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 25||-5.98||21h 13m 01s||-14° 29’ 12”||Capricornus|
|2017 Feb 26||-4.78||22h 06m 06s||-11° 19’ 05”||Aquarius|
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.