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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 Pisces on March, 28 2017
00h 25m 05s
-00° 21’ 14”
-4.33
 = 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: 90.4°
Max altitude: 38.2°
Azimuth: 269.6°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: New Moon  Age: 0.28 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 Mar 21 -9.90 18h 16m 51s -18° 53’ 58” Sagittarius
2017 Mar 22 -9.46 19h 08m 00s -18° 40’ 42” Sagittarius
2017 Mar 23 -8.94 19h 59m 50s -17° 34’ 02” Sagittarius
2017 Mar 24 -8.33 20h 52m 09s -15° 33’ 57” Capricornus
2017 Mar 25 -7.58 21h 44m 48s -12° 43’ 02” Capricornus
2017 Mar 26 -6.66 22h 37m 44s -09° 07’ 08” Aquarius
2017 Mar 27 -5.54 23h 31m 05s -04° 55’ 32” Aquarius
2017 Mar 28 -4.33 00h 25m 05s -00° 21’ 14” Pisces
2017 Mar 29 -5.33 01h 20m 03s +04° 19’ 30” Pisces
2017 Mar 30 -6.59 02h 16m 18s +08° 48’ 11” Cetus
2017 Mar 31 -7.65 03h 13m 59s +12° 45’ 42” Aries
2017 Apr 01 -8.51 04h 12m 59s +15° 54’ 29” Taurus
2017 Apr 02 -9.22 05h 12m 51s +18° 00’ 52” Taurus
2017 Apr 03 -9.80 06h 12m 48s +18° 57’ 02” Orion

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 January 2030

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 January 2030