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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 Leo on August, 23 2017
11h 10m 18s
+07° 27’ 05”
-5.59
 = 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: 1.81 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 Aug 16 -9.68 04h 18m 42s +16° 08’ 34” Taurus
2017 Aug 17 -9.07 05h 17m 57s +18° 19’ 09” Taurus
2017 Aug 18 -8.33 06h 18m 51s +19° 20’ 17” Orion
2017 Aug 19 -7.43 07h 20m 18s +19° 05’ 08” Gemini
2017 Aug 20 -6.34 08h 21m 05s +17° 34’ 40” Cancer
2017 Aug 21 -5.05 09h 20m 00s +14° 57’ 50” Cancer
2017 Aug 22 -4.25 10h 16m 27s +11° 29’ 30” Leo
2017 Aug 23 -5.59 11h 10m 18s +07° 27’ 05” Leo
2017 Aug 24 -6.68 12h 01m 46s +03° 07’ 42” Virgo
2017 Aug 25 -7.56 12h 51m 24s -01° 13’ 32” Virgo
2017 Aug 26 -8.29 13h 39m 48s -05° 24’ 21” Virgo
2017 Aug 27 -8.90 14h 27m 36s -09° 14’ 53” Libra
2017 Aug 28 -9.41 15h 15m 18s -12° 37’ 08” Libra
2017 Aug 29 -9.86 16h 03m 20s -15° 24’ 32” Scorpius

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