Sun and Moon Observational Data

Sun

Earth

Moon

Live NASA Sun Image

Today's Sun image from  Goddard Space Center

Current Sunlit Earth With Live Cloud Cover

Live USNO Moon Image

Today's Moon illumination from Naval Observatory

Sunrise: 07:16
Sunset: 17:23
Daylight: 10:07:00
Current Sunlit Earth
With Live Cloud Cover
Moonrise: 13:27
Moonset: 04:48
Waxing Gibbous Moon
85% Illuminated


First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
12/02/2019 22:27
22:27 UTC 12 February 2019
19/02/2019 15:54
15:54 UTC 19 February 2019
26/02/2019 11:28
11:28 UTC 26 February 2019
06/03/2019 16:05
16:05 UTC 6 March 2019


Vernal Equinox
Start of Spring
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
Autumn Equinox
Start of Autumn
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
Start of Spring First day of Summer First day of Fall First day of Winter
20/03/2019 21:59
21:59 UTC 20 March 2019
21/06/2019 16:55
15:55 UTC 21 June 2019
23/09/2019 08:51
07:51 UTC 23 September 2019
22/12/2019 04:20
04:20 UTC 22 December 2019

 
Moon Details from Weather-Display


Additional Moon facts from Weather-Display


Current Position of Day and Night Regions - World Sunlight Map

The World Sunlight Map provides a computer-generated approximation of what the earth currently looks like.
While less impressive than actually being into orbit, this is much more accessible to most of us.

We start with cloudless images of the earth during the day (from a pair of NASA satellites) and night (from a DoD program to map city lights). Every 3 hours, we download a composite cloud image based on data from weather satellites all over the world. And every half hour, these images are composited and mapped onto a sphere by xplanet according to the relative position of the sun. The flat maps are post-processed by ImageMagick to cut off the 15 degrees nearest the north and south poles where cloud data is unavailable.

Composite Image of the Moon - Current Phase Map

Moon Phase provides a computer-generated approximation of what the moon currently looks like.
While less impressive than the real thing, it doesn't require waiting for a cloudless night.

It is based on a composite image of the moon made up of data from various satellites. Every hour, this image is mapped onto a sphere and shaded by xplanet according to the current positions of the earth and moon, then post-processed by ImageMagick to remove some visible artifacts.