Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

NGC 289: Swirl in the Southern Sky

Image Credit & Copyright: Mike SelbyExplanation: About 70 million light-years distant, gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 289 is larger than our own Milky Way. Seen nearly face-on, its bright core and colorful central disk give way to remarkably faint, bluish spiral arms. The extensive arms sweep well over 100 thousand light-years from the galaxy’s center. At the lower right in this sharp, telescopic galaxy portrait the main spiral arm seems to encounter a small, fuzzy elliptical companion galaxy interacting with enormous NGC 289. Of course spiky stars are in the foreground of the scene. They lie within the Milky Way toward the southern constellation Sculptor.

16 October Southern Hemisphere Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Click here to find out the Moon phase for anyone’s birth date.

From Moongiant.com

Today 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 October 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 16 has an illumination of 83%. 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 October 16 the Moon is 10.82 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: 83%
Moon Age: 10.82 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 381,829.22 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,091,395.10 km

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Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Friday

I over slept today and have errands to do but still wanted to bring you some type of correspondences for today.

From WitchSwap.com

Friday

is associated with the planet Venus, the planet (and Goddess) of love.  It is affiliated with the zodiac sign of Taurus and the element of Earth. Venus additionally rules over Libra, which is an air sign, so that can be incorporated as well. Gods/Goddesses: Eros, Aphrodite, Frigg, Lakshmi, Venus and Freya (Friday is often referred to as “Freya’s Day”).  It should come as no surprise that Friday is associated with love, sex, beauty and fertility with Venus, Aphrodite, Frigg, Freya and Lakshmi being represented. All of these goddess’ reign over love, beauty or fertility, and oftentimes a combination of all three. If you want to spice up your relationship, conceive a child, perform a sex magick ritual, attract a new lover, or do a glamour magick spell, this is the day. Pink and red are good candle colors to use for any of these spells, however shades of blue and the color green correspond with Friday also. Angels: Auriel, Raguel and Jegudiel

October 15 Northern Hemisphere Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

Click here to find out the Moon phase for anyone’s birth date.

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

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 15 has an illumination of 75%. 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 October 15 the Moon is 9.82 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 For – October 15

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 75%
Moon Age: 9.82 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 377,160.17 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,133,736.11 km

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October 15 Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Daily Horoscope

Moon Alert

Caution! Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 8 AM to 10:30 PM EDT today (5 AM to 7:30 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a fantastic day to schmooze and enjoy the company of others because everyone will be upbeat and enthusiastic to see each other. Discussions might be profound. However, there is a Moon Alert all day. Caution!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you feel physically vigourous. You’re happy to be alive! Group activities will help you to accomplish your goals today. You will work well with others because people will be happy to work in cooperation with each other. Work-related travel is likely. Check Moon Alert!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a fabulous, creative day, which is good news for artists and anyone involved with creative projects, working with kids, or involvement in sports. Social outings and vacations will be enjoyable. However, don’t shop. Check Moon Alert!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Family gatherings will be pleasant today. In fact, any gathering for any purpose at home will be a positive experience for you. However, avoid shopping for anything other than food and gas. Likewise, avoid important decisions because of today’s Moon Alert.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today your communications with others will be upbeat and positive! Your ideas will be ambitious and you will have a busy day full of short trips, conversations, appointments and discussions. However, take note: There is a Moon Alert all day!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s a tricky day. It’s an excellent day to boost your earnings or discuss finances. However, there is a Moon Alert all day, which means do not spend money on anything other than food and gas; and avoid important decisions. Caution!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the Sun is in your sign dancing with lucky Jupiter, which makes you feel in harmony with others. You’ll be happy to use your energy to accomplish things, especially working with a group. People are optimistic. However, there is a Moon Alert all day. (Yikes!) Tread carefully!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a feel-good day for you. You feel in sync with yourself and others in a personal, private way. For some of you, this will be a spiritually rewarding day. Very likely, you will choose to relax and take it easy. You will be most comfortable behind the scenes. Be aware of the Moon Alert.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a great day to schmooze with others. You will enjoy hanging out with friends or participating in classes, groups and large organizations. A feeling of optimism and buoyancy will pervade your exchanges with others. However, today is a Moon Alert, which means avoid important decisions and shopping. (See above.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You appear successful, even affluent, to others today regardless of how you feel or what the truth of the matter is. This is why others are eager to share your company. They might also seek out your advice. Be aware of the restrictions of today’s Moon Alert. (See above.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today the Sun is dancing with Jupiter in your sign. Furthermore, the Moon is also in your sign, which means this is a positive, upbeat day for you! Things will go your way. However, there is also a Moon Alert all day today, so avoid spending and important decisions.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

In one way, this is a positive money day for you because gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way. However, there is a Moon Alert all day, which means avoid important financial decisions and shopping! Tricky!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Sarah, Duchess of York (1959) shares your birthday today. You have a lively, energetic spirit! You enjoy socializing and talking to others. You also enjoy beautiful things, especially attractive clothes. People view you as generous and kind. This is a lovely year for you because you have many more opportunities to socialize with others. Relax! Let your hair down. Have some fun; but do remember your goals.

Zodiac Sign is Libra

To read anyone’s birthday horoscope

IF YOU ARE BORN ON OCTOBER 14, chances are that you are a warm and giving person. With an expressive and sophisticated way about yourself, the 14th October birthday personality is an excellent communicator. On the exterior, you seem to be cool and unconcerned, but really, you are a serious Libra.

This Libra birthday person is exceptionally good at decorating or putting together an unlikely and unique outfit. You have a way of putting things and people together that seem to illuminate your personality.

If today is your birthday, you have a sense of what’s right and what’s wrong. Although creative, you have the smarts about you that can charm the most volatile person.

Maybe it’s because you have a naughty side yourself. Dealing with people seems to come easy to the October 14 person. It’s something that you have cultivated through the years. However, people take this talent for granted.

The 14 October birthday astrology predicts that you tend to dislike anything that is “ugly” or vulgar. You like to keep things on an even keel. This goes for your professional and personal life. In other words, you work hard, and you play hard.

Occasionally, you take your time when it comes to making important decisions. When it’s too difficult, you may decide not to decide. Thinking too much is a chore for the Libra born today, and it takes a lot out of you emotionally. You think too much about what people may think if you are wrong.

Let’s talk about your friends. For the most part, the October 14 personality are devoted friends. You are always willing to go the extra mile for your loved ones. They generally come to you when they need a trusted friend. Everyone you meet values your friendship. Nevertheless, when you find that you have been betrayed, it’s not easy to get back the trust and relationship you once had.

The 14 October birthday love compatibility analysis shows that as a lover, you are romantic and idealistic. You have precise and distinct ideas about how you think a partnership should be. You like to have the companionship of a lover or a friend as you don’t like to be alone.

Therefore, when you break-up with someone, it’s not long before you have found another lover. You do not waste your time on self-pity but rather learn from your mistakes. Your ideal relationship ends up in marriage as you quickly start to think of that memorable day early in the relationship stages.

The October 14 birthday horoscope profile shows you to be a person who likes to socialize. Generally, you’re the life of the party. People are drawn to someone born on this day naturally. You make people feel welcome and special.

Those who envy you say that you are a phony and a fake. They just don’t understand that you have been gifted with certain qualities beyond your control. However, you know how to make this a positive personality trait, and you do not mistreat anyone because of it.

Your family taught you values and ethics that you have decided to keep and to teach your children those same principles and ideas. Usually, as a parent, you are an authoritative person first and their friend when they need one. Nowadays, you have to be strict and enforce discipline so that children will understand that they have responsibilities, boundaries, and limitations.

The October 14 zodiac birthday individual teaches that freedom is never free and that home comes first. You will support your children as long as they are respectful and accommodating. The man is generally very attractive and possibly, has that rugged look that appeals to women. Usually, the Librans want to marry early as having a big family may be on the agenda.

If today October 14th is your birthday, you tend to have sleep problems. You could suffer from insomnia as you have a lot of pinned up energy. This could have an effect on your sleep patterns. Alternatively, you could work out before going to bed.

This could relax you so that sleep comes easy. A glass of wine before going to sleep could be beneficial as well. You should eat right as well, Libra. This could have something to do with your bursts of energy and not having enough to last all day.

The October 14 birthday meanings use the words talented and gifted to describe someone born on today. Your analytic powers suggest that you have what it takes to make sound decisions. Besides, you are creative as well as sensible.

Typically, this Libra is good with money but cautious when it comes to investing. On the other hand, you have a way with words and people. You set goals and normally achieve them in a timely manner. You tend to seek a balance between your professional life and your personal life. If not for your restlessness, you would be in excellent health.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On October 14

Lin DanDwight D Eisenhower, Gautam Gambhir, Ralph LaurenRoger Moore, Usher Raymond, Pia Toscano

See: Famous Celebrities Born On October 14

This Day That Year –October 14 In History

1092 – Author Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk is murdered.
1843 – Irishman Daniel O’Connell is arrested for conspiracy by British law enforcement.
1964 – Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, marries Shirley Shephard.
1988 – Robin Givens and Mike Tyson in divorce court seeking annulment.

October 14 Tula Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
October 14 Chinese Zodiac DOG

October 14 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes art, beauty, pleasures, finance, and possessions.

October 14 Birthday Symbols

The Scales Are The Symbol For The Libra Zodiac Sign

October 14 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Temperance. This card symbolizes the right balance and moderation that is needed for one to be successful in life. The Minor Arcana cards are Four of Swords and Knight of Cups

October 14 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Scorpio: This will be an emotionally satisfying relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign VirgoThis match will have nothing except misunderstandings in common.

See Also:

October 14 Lucky Number

Number 5 – This number signifies positive energy, pleasures, intellect, and competition.
Number 6 – This number signifies balance, healing, truth, firmness, and responsibility.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For October 14 Birthday

Green: This is the color of harmony, peace, growth, caution, and persistence.
Yellow: This is a color that symbolizes perception, illumination, communication, and decisiveness.

Lucky Days For October 14 Birthday

Wednesday: The day ruled by planet Mercury is the day to make good connections and analyze in detail.
Friday: This day ruled by Venus is a good day to do financial transactions and have fun.

October 14 Birthstone Opal

Your gemstone is Opal that is known to promote spiritual awareness and make you more emotionally stable.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On October 14th

Tickets to a jazz or rock concert for the man and a dinner at an elegant restaurant for the woman.

15 October Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

 

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

Today 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 October 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 15 has an illumination of 75%. 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 October 15 the Moon is 9.82 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: 75%
Moon Age: 9.82 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 377,160.17 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,133,736.11 km

Useful Moon Resources