December 14 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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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 14 has an illumination of 81%. 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 14 the Moon is 10.58 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: 81%
Moon Age: 10.58 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 399,026.84 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,241,410.64 km

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Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:22 Sagittarius 53
Moon:03 Taurus 55
Mercury:01 Capricorn 27
Venus:26 Capricorn 02
Mars:00 Sagittarius 53
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 25
Saturn:10 Aquarius 09
Uranus:11 Taurus 20 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 27
Pluto:25 Capricorn 24
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 40
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 27 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 32
Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 13 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 40
Juno:10 Capricorn 45
Vesta:15 Sagittarius 11
Eris:23 Aries 45 Rx
Obliquity of the Nine Planets

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

December 14, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:23 Sagittarius 11
Moon:07 Taurus 25
Mercury:01 Capricorn 55
Venus:26 Capricorn 05
Mars:01 Sagittarius 05
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 28
Saturn:10 Aquarius 10
Uranus:11 Taurus 19 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 27
Pluto:25 Capricorn 25
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 41
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 26 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 34
Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 10 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 43
Juno:10 Capricorn 52
Vesta:15 Sagittarius 20
Eris:23 Aries 45 Rx