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: 04:52
Sunset: 21:23
Daylight: 16:31:00
Current Sunlit Earth
With Live Cloud Cover
Moonrise: 23:56
Moonset: 06:50
Waning Gibbous Moon
91% Illuminated


First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
14/06/2024 06:19
05:19 UTC 14 June 2024
22/06/2024 02:09
01:09 UTC 22 June 2024
28/06/2024 22:54
21:54 UTC 28 June 2024
05/07/2024 23:58
22:58 UTC 5 July 2024


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
20/03/2024 03:07
03:07 UTC 20 March 2024
20/06/2024 21:52
20:52 UTC 20 June 2024
22/09/2024 13:44
12:44 UTC 22 September 2024
21/12/2024 09:21
09:21 UTC 21 December 2024

 
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.