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 Europe/London timezone.
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of The Moon touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
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.
|Date||Right AscensionR.A.||DeclinationDec.||MagnitudeMag||Apparent DiameterDiameter||Constellation|
|2019 Feb 16||06h 24m 16s||+21° 28’ 35”||-11.49||1,952.7”||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 17||07h 27m 07s||+21° 22’ 22”||-11.89||1,978.8”||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 18||08h 30m 50s||+19° 45’ 59”||-12.28||1,998.0”||Cancer|
|2019 Feb 19||09h 33m 42s||+16° 44’ 03”||-12.65||2,007.8”||Leo|
|2019 Feb 20||10h 34m 33s||+12° 32’ 07”||-12.75||2,006.5”||Leo|
|2019 Feb 21||11h 32m 53s||+07° 32’ 57”||-12.38||1,994.1”||Leo|
|2019 Feb 22||12h 28m 48s||+02° 11’ 32”||-12.00||1,972.5”||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 23||13h 22m 48s||-03° 08’ 57”||-11.60||1,944.4”||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 24||14h 15m 34s||-08° 09’ 25”||-11.20||1,913.0”||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 25||15h 07m 45s||-12° 35’ 03”||-10.78||1,881.3”||Libra|
|2019 Feb 26||15h 59m 47s||-16° 15’ 00”||-10.34||1,851.5”||Libra|
|2019 Feb 27||16h 51m 53s||-19° 01’ 32”||-9.86||1,825.4”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Feb 28||17h 44m 05s||-20° 49’ 46”||-9.35||1,803.7”||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 01||18h 36m 06s||-21° 37’ 26”||-8.79||1,786.9”||Sagittarius|
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.
The Moon Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of The Moon. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||0.07342 x 1024 kg||0.0123|
|Escape Velocity||2.38 km/s||0.2127|
|Sideral Rotation||655.7199 hours||27.3965|