16 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on December 16 has an illumination of 94%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 16 the Moon is 12.37 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 94%
Moon Age: 12.37 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,035.16 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,213,626.90 km

Useful Moon Resources

 

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For Your Local Time and Date

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

16 December 2021
04:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:24 Sagittarius 55
Moon:27 Taurus 41
Mercury:04 Capricorn 36
Venus:26 Capricorn 20
Mars:02 Sagittarius 17
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 45
Saturn:10 Aquarius 20
Uranus:11 Taurus 16 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 28
Pluto:25 Capricorn 28
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 43
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 21 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 46
Chiron:08 Aries 26 Rx
Ceres:00 Gemini 50 Rx
Pallas:13 Pisces 03
Juno:11 Capricorn 30
Vesta:16 Sagittarius 16
Eris:23 Aries 45 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

December 16, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Sagittarius 13
Moon:01 Gemini 08
Mercury:05 Capricorn 03
Venus:26 Capricorn 22
Mars:02 Sagittarius 29
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 48
Saturn:10 Aquarius 22
Uranus:11 Taurus 16 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 28
Pluto:25 Capricorn 28
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 43
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 20 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 48

Chiron:08 Aries 26 Rx
Ceres:00 Gemini 47 Rx
Pallas:13 Pisces 06
Juno:11 Capricorn 37
Vesta:16 Sagittarius 25
Eris:23 Aries 45 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:7
Water:2
Cardinal:6
Fixed:3
Mutable:10

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