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.
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 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 11 has an illumination of 66%. 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 11 the Moon is 8.96 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.
Moon Age: 8.96 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 400,400.77 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,125,176.58 km
Useful Moon Resources
The name Tuesday comes from the Germanic God Tiu, like the Roman god Mars, is associated with war. Like Monday, it is full of male energy, but focuses on the more raw nature of the male aspect; think courage, success, war, and lust. This is a good time to deal with issues of violence, competition, conflict, endurance, and survival.
Color: Red, orange, black
Deities: Lilith, Mars, Aries, Morrighan, Tiwaz
Crystals: Garnet, ruby
Herbs: Thistles, holly, coneflower, cactus
Associations: War, conflict, courage, victory, rebellion, success, protection, strength
Planet – Mars
Spells/Magic – business, work, courage, bravery, beginnings, confrontation, gardening, passion, partnership, sex, protection.
Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection
oils – ginger ,pine and pepper,dragons Blood,Honeysuckle, Carnation
Plants and trees and herbs – allspice ,basil , chili, cactus , garlic, ginger, hawthorn , holly, mustard, nettle , pine , pepper , snapdragon , sweet woodriff , thistle, wormwood .
Stones – bloodstone , garnet , ruby, amber
Colours – red, pink, orange.
Metal – Iron
Energy Type – Male
Dieties – personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.
Tuesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Passion, Partnerships, Courage, Swift Movement, Action, Energy, Strife, Aggression, Sex, Physical Energy, Sports, Muscular Activity, Guns, Tools, Metals, Cutting, Surgery, Police, Soldiers, Combat, Confrontation, Business, Buying and Selling Animals, Mechanical Things, Repairs, Gardening, Woodworking, Hunting and New Beginnings.
German: Dienstag, “Assembly Day”
Sweden- tisdagRules: Sexual energy, courage, aggression, war, politics, healing after surgery, physical strength, exorcism, protection and defensive magic
Colors: Red and Autumn Shades
Metal: Iron, for Mars’ spear and shield; Steel
Stones: Asbestos, Bloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Jasper (red), Lava, Onyx, Pipestone, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite, Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Tourmaline (red), Tourmaline (watermelon)
Herbs: Allspice, Asafoetida, Basil, Broom, Coriander, Cumin, Deerstongue, Dragon’s Blood, Galangal, Ginger, Nettle, Peppermint, Pine, Tobacco, Woodruff, Wormwood
Zodiac: Aries & Scorpio
Named for the Norse god Tyr, who was a deity of heroism and combat, Tuesday is a very martial sort of day—color associations include bright red and oranges, as well as warrior-like metals such as iron and steel.
The ancient Romans called this day Martis, after the warrior god Mars—other deities associated with Tuesday include Ares, the Morrighan, and other gods of battle and glory. Red gemstones like rubies and garnets come into play on Tuesdays, as do herbs and plants such as thistles, holly, coneflowers, and cacti—you’ll notice these are all sharp, prickly plants!
One of the interesting—and more than a little amusing—aspects of Tuesday magic is that in addition to war and conflict against your enemies, this is a day also associated with marriage. You can also use this day of the week for magical workings connected to protection and initiation. Use Tuesday to assert yourself, make a mark and stake your claims.