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: 07:01
Sunset: 18:49
Daylight: 11:48:00
Current Sunlit Earth
With Live Cloud Cover
Moonrise: 18:15
Moonset: 02:41
Waxing Gibbous Moon
89% Illuminated


First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
24/09/2020 02:55
01:55 UTC 24 September 2020
01/10/2020 22:06
21:06 UTC 1 October 2020
10/10/2020 01:40
00:40 UTC 10 October 2020
16/10/2020 20:32
19:32 UTC 16 October 2020


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
20/03/2020 03:50
03:50 UTC 20 March 2020
20/06/2020 22:44
21:44 UTC 20 June 2020
22/09/2020 14:31
13:31 UTC 22 September 2020
21/12/2020 10:03
10:03 UTC 21 December 2020

 
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.