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 Apr 15||-5.41||00h 47m 36s||+00° 24’ 50”||Cetus|
|2018 Apr 16||-4.45||01h 38m 29s||+05° 04’ 55”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 17||-5.31||02h 31m 09s||+09° 35’ 29”||Cetus|
|2018 Apr 18||-6.49||03h 26m 02s||+13° 39’ 21”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 19||-7.52||04h 23m 17s||+16° 58’ 50”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 20||-8.39||05h 22m 33s||+19° 17’ 31”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 21||-9.11||06h 23m 08s||+20° 23’ 18”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 22||-9.72||07h 23m 54s||+20° 10’ 36”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 23||-10.24||08h 23m 41s||+18° 41’ 21”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 24||-10.68||09h 21m 38s||+16° 04’ 23”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 25||-11.07||10h 17m 18s||+12° 32’ 54”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 26||-11.42||11h 10m 49s||+08° 22’ 27”||Leo|
|2018 Apr 27||-11.75||12h 02m 30s||+03° 48’ 51”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 28||-12.06||12h 52m 58s||-00° 52’ 27”||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.
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.