10 January 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

Today and tonight the Moon will be in 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 January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on January 10 has an illumination of 57%. 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 January 10 the Moon is 8.05 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: 57%
Moon Age: 8.05 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 396,986.00 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,119,066.35 km

Useful Moon Resources

January 10, 2022
12:00 am GMT 4:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Capricorn 42
Moon:22 Aries 27
Mercury:08 Aquarius 35
Venus:18 Capricorn 08 Rx
Mars:19 Sagittarius 31
Jupiter:02 Pisces 22
Saturn:12 Aquarius 54
Uranus:10 Taurus 51 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 51
Pluto:26 Capricorn 14
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 32
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 03 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 28
Chiron:08 Aries 39
Ceres:28 Taurus 03 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 49
Juno:20 Capricorn 54
Vesta:29 Sagittarius 21
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

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