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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 Cancer on June, 27 2017
09h 10m 15s
+15° 24’ 03”
-7.61
 = 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: 74.6°
Max altitude: 53.9°
Azimuth: 285.4°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: Waxing Crescent  Age: 3.53 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
2017 Jun 20 -8.72 02h 02m 04s +07° 28’ 59” Pisces
2017 Jun 21 -7.93 02h 58m 32s +11° 42’ 25” Aries
2017 Jun 22 -6.94 03h 57m 57s +15° 17’ 57” Taurus
2017 Jun 23 -5.73 05h 00m 07s +17° 55’ 09” Taurus
2017 Jun 24 -4.48 06h 04m 02s +19° 17’ 15” Orion
2017 Jun 25 -5.39 07h 08m 08s +19° 15’ 57” Gemini
2017 Jun 26 -6.61 08h 10m 37s +17° 54’ 05” Cancer
2017 Jun 27 -7.61 09h 10m 15s +15° 24’ 03” Cancer
2017 Jun 28 -8.41 10h 06m 29s +12° 03’ 32” Leo
2017 Jun 29 -9.06 10h 59m 22s +08° 10’ 44” Leo
2017 Jun 30 -9.59 11h 49m 31s +04° 01’ 40” Virgo
2017 Jul 01 -10.03 12h 37m 36s -00° 10’ 45” Virgo
2017 Jul 02 -10.41 13h 24m 29s -04° 16’ 14” Virgo
2017 Jul 03 -10.75 14h 10m 50s -08° 06’ 21” 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