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What Phase is the Moon in?

Today the Moon is Full Moon and its age is 15.31 days.

Phase: Full Moon  Age: 15.31 days
Current Moon Sky Map

The Moon Position

The Moon is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 18h 11m 56s and the Declination is -22° 04’ 59”.

18h 11m 56s
-22° 04’ 59”

Simplified sky chart showing where The Moon is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing The Moon in Ophiucus on June, 17 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is The Moon?, a page that provides all the information needed to find The Moon in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

The Moon Distance

The distance of The Moon from Earth is currently 391,640 kilometers, equivalent to 0.002618 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.3064 seconds to travel from The Moon and arrive to us.

391,640
0.002618
1.3064 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of The Moon from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of The Moon from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of The Moon to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of The Moon to Earth happens on Sun Nov 26 2034 at a distance of 0.00238278 Astronomical Units, or 356,459 kilometers:

Sun Nov 26 2034
356,459
0.002383

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

The Moon brightness

The current visual magnitude of The Moon is -12.45.

-12.45
1,829.8”

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 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's The Moon rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.0°
Max altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 248.8°
The Moon is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

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

The Moon 15 Days 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 Jun 10 11h 12m 46s +09° 51’ 47” -10.05 1,937.2” Leo
2019 Jun 11 12h 05m 53s +04° 46’ 23” -10.52 1,929.4” Virgo
2019 Jun 12 12h 57m 45s -00° 31’ 17” -10.93 1,919.5” Virgo
2019 Jun 13 13h 49m 09s -05° 44’ 17” -11.29 1,907.7” Virgo
2019 Jun 14 14h 40m 54s -10° 36’ 38” -11.63 1,894.2” Libra
2019 Jun 15 15h 33m 28s -14° 53’ 21” -11.95 1,879.2” Libra
2019 Jun 16 16h 27m 07s -18° 20’ 58” -12.25 1,862.9” Ophiucus
2019 Jun 17 17h 21m 42s -20° 48’ 33” -12.53 1,845.7” Ophiucus
2019 Jun 18 18h 16m 36s -22° 09’ 07” -12.44 1,828.3” Sagittarius
2019 Jun 19 19h 11m 03s -22° 20’ 36” -12.12 1,811.7” Sagittarius
2019 Jun 20 20h 04m 14s -21° 25’ 59” -11.80 1,796.7” Sagittarius
2019 Jun 21 20h 55m 31s -19° 32’ 12” -11.49 1,784.5” Capricornus
2019 Jun 22 21h 44m 40s -16° 48’ 25” -11.18 1,775.9” Capricornus
2019 Jun 23 22h 31m 51s -13° 24’ 24” -10.85 1,771.8” Aquarius