Have you ever wished you could get lucky enough to capture one of those photographs with the moon perfectly
positioned over your favorite mountain scene? Rather than just hoping for good luck, you can use this
moon position calculator to plan your photograph. Enter the date you're interested in, and the position
of the moon is shown for times around sunrise and sunset.
Times near sunrise and sunset were chosen to optimize the brightness of the moon relative to the surrounding
landscape. More than 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset, the landscape will be very
dark. More than 1/2 hour after sunrise and 1/2 hour before sunset, the moon will be washed out in the
Invalid entries are changed to values corresponding to today's date.
The moon is 31% full.
|Sunrise occurs at 6:59 RMNP time.|
Sun azimuth at sunrise is 116.8 degrees.
Moon position around sunrise.
|1/2 hour before sunrise||56.7||-56.2|
|1/2 hour after sunrise||71.9||-46.2|
|1 hour after sunrise||77.9||-40.9|| ||Sunset occurs at 16:39 RMNP time.|
Sun azimuth at sunset is 243.2 degrees.
Moon position around sunset.
|1 hour before sunset||160.8||30.2|
|1/2 hour before sunset||168.8||31.8|
|1/2 hour after sunset||185.4||32.4|
Latitude: 40.313 Longitude: -105.65 (RMNP)
GMT offset: 7 hours
Azimuth is in degrees and relative to true north.
Elevation is in degrees.
Negative elevations are below the horizon.