December 12 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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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 12 has an illumination of 64%. 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 12 the Moon is 8.74 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: 64%
Moon Age: 8.74 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 391,101.93 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,272,068.51 km

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Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:20 Sagittarius 51
Moon:09 Aries 32
Mercury:28 Sagittarius 18
Venus:25 Capricorn 35
Mars:29 Scorpio 29
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 06
Saturn:09 Aquarius 58
Uranus:11 Taurus 23 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 26
Pluto:25 Capricorn 21
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 37
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 33 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 19
Chiron:08 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 37 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 18
Juno:10 Capricorn 00
Vesta:14 Sagittarius 06
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx
Fire:6
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:3
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 12, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Sagittarius 08
Moon:13 Aries 09
Mercury:28 Sagittarius 46
Venus:25 Capricorn 40
Mars:29 Scorpio 41
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 09
Saturn:09 Aquarius 59
Uranus:11 Taurus 23 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 26
Pluto:25 Capricorn 21
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 37
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 32 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 21

Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx

Ceres:01 Gemini 33 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 21
Juno:10 Capricorn 07
Vesta:14 Sagittarius 15
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx

Fire:6
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9