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.
|2018 Feb 14||-5.95||20h 24m 52s||-18° 16’ 14”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 15||-4.88||21h 14m 42s||-16° 06’ 42”||Capricornus|
|2018 Feb 16||-4.02||22h 03m 54s||-13° 12’ 26”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 17||-5.24||22h 52m 31s||-09° 40’ 42”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 18||-6.33||23h 40m 46s||-05° 40’ 15”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 19||-7.29||00h 29m 04s||-01° 21’ 03”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 20||-8.12||01h 17m 57s||+03° 05’ 52”||Pisces|
|2018 Feb 21||-8.85||02h 08m 03s||+07° 28’ 31”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 22||-9.48||03h 00m 02s||+11° 33’ 38”||Aries|
|2018 Feb 23||-10.04||03h 54m 25s||+15° 06’ 39”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 24||-10.53||04h 51m 29s||+17° 52’ 10”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 25||-10.98||05h 51m 03s||+19° 35’ 13”||Orion|
|2018 Feb 26||-11.39||06h 52m 26s||+20° 03’ 51”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 27||-11.77||07h 54m 23s||+19° 12’ 15”||Gemini|
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.