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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 Cetus on February, 21 2018
02h 08m 03s
+07° 28’ 31”
-8.85
 = 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: 82.5°
Max altitude: 46.0°
Azimuth: 277.5°

Current Moon Phase

Phase: Waxing Crescent  Age: 5.62 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
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.

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