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: 05:54
Sunset: 20:14
Daylight: 14:20:00
Current Sunlit Earth
With Live Cloud Cover
Moonrise: 04:54
Moonset: 16:17
Waning Crescent Moon
11% Illuminated


First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
03/04/2017 19:40
18:40 UTC 3 April 2017
11/04/2017 07:09
06:09 UTC 11 April 2017
19/04/2017 10:58
09:58 UTC 19 April 2017
26/04/2017 13:17
12:17 UTC 26 April 2017


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
20/03/2017 10:29
10:29 UTC 20 March 2017
21/06/2017 05:25
04:25 UTC 21 June 2017
22/09/2017 21:02
20:02 UTC 22 September 2017
21/12/2017 16:29
16:29 UTC 21 December 2017

 
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.