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 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.
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.