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 Jun 12||-6.51||03h 37m 45s||+14° 25’ 30”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 13||-5.29||04h 37m 05s||+17° 44’ 39”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 14||-4.44||05h 39m 26s||+19° 56’ 58”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 15||-5.75||06h 43m 36s||+20° 46’ 31”||Gemini|
|2018 Jun 16||-6.96||07h 47m 48s||+20° 06’ 57”||Gemini|
|2018 Jun 17||-7.95||08h 50m 12s||+18° 03’ 55”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 18||-8.75||09h 49m 41s||+14° 52’ 23”||Leo|
|2018 Jun 19||-9.39||10h 45m 51s||+10° 51’ 56”||Leo|
|2018 Jun 20||-9.92||11h 39m 02s||+06° 22’ 14”||Virgo|
|2018 Jun 21||-10.36||12h 29m 51s||+01° 40’ 27”||Virgo|
|2018 Jun 22||-10.73||13h 19m 09s||-02° 59’ 02”||Virgo|
|2018 Jun 23||-11.07||14h 07m 41s||-07° 24’ 15”||Virgo|
|2018 Jun 24||-11.38||14h 56m 12s||-11° 24’ 59”||Libra|
|2018 Jun 25||-11.67||15h 45m 11s||-14° 52’ 00”||Libra|
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.