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.
|2017 Jan 15||-11.93||09h 58m 18s||+11° 47’ 57”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 16||-11.57||10h 50m 31s||+08° 05’ 12”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 17||-11.20||11h 40m 09s||+04° 06’ 11”||Virgo|
|2017 Jan 18||-10.83||12h 27m 52s||+00° 03’ 15”||Virgo|
|2017 Jan 19||-10.44||13h 14m 22s||-03° 53’ 43”||Virgo|
|2017 Jan 20||-10.03||14h 00m 24s||-07° 36’ 46”||Virgo|
|2017 Jan 21||-9.58||14h 46m 36s||-10° 58’ 56”||Libra|
|2017 Jan 22||-9.09||15h 33m 30s||-13° 53’ 39”||Libra|
|2017 Jan 23||-8.53||16h 21m 33s||-16° 14’ 21”||Scorpius|
|2017 Jan 24||-7.88||17h 10m 59s||-17° 54’ 24”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Jan 25||-7.13||18h 01m 45s||-18° 47’ 34”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Jan 26||-6.24||18h 53m 39s||-18° 48’ 44”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Jan 27||-5.18||19h 46m 14s||-17° 55’ 06”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Jan 28||-4.11||20h 39m 06s||-16° 06’ 55”||Capricornus|
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.