December 22 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Parents must be patient with their kids today to avoid hissy fits and meltdowns. Likewise, romantic partners must be patient with each other. Something unexpected might definitely upset things. Possibly, someone is being a bit rigid.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a tough day trying to keep everyone happy. In fact, you might feel at odds with people at home as well as at odds with authority figures, bosses or the police. (Yikes!) Is there no justice? Get through this day as best you can. Keep your head down and your powder dry.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because people might be at odds with each other today, this can trigger an accident-prone influence. Therefore, be careful and pay attention to everything you say and do. Slow down and take it easy. Be cautious. Avoid knee-jerk reactions.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might have a quarrel with someone about money or possessions today. In fact, you might be surprised about something. Perhaps something that you own is lost or stolen? Someone might challenge you about financial matters? Could be tricky.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a challenging day for you because the Moon is in your sign at odds with both Uranus and Saturn. Someone might tell you that you can’t do something. You might be at odds with someone. Very likely, someone in a position of authority will surprise you with a fast move. (Yikes!)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Something might upset you today. No matter what happens, you might choose to keep your feelings to yourself. You might end up doing a slow boil about something but feel that you can’t speak up. (Grrr.) Alternatively, you might be upset by something secret that is going on behind the scenes.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be patient with friends as well as romantic partners today, especially if something unexpected catches you off guard. Remember: patience is the antidote to anger. Patience won’t remove the cause of your anger, but if you practice patience, it will make life easier for everyone – including you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Do what you can to keep the peace at home with parents, and perhaps even a boss, because the difficulties and irritants that you feel today are just temporary. There’s an old saying, “Even a hurricane only lasts for a day.” (You are the most strong-willed sign in the zodiac.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Avoid squabbles with others, especially neighbours, siblings and relatives because it will serve no purpose. You might be at odds with someone because of a different belief system. Perhaps you support different policies or ideas? Some people prefer rice; some prefer bread, some prefer potatoes. That’s life.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Financial matters could create a problem between you and someone else today, especially about inheritances, shared property, insurance issues or debt. Something unexpected will be a zinger that you didn’t see coming. (It might relate to your kids.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Tread carefully today because people are at odds with each other. Specifically, today the Moon is opposite your sign, which means you have to cooperate with others. Something unexpected on the home front will require your attention. Go slowly and carefully to address these matters. Don’t shoot from the hip.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Something to do with your health, your job or a pet will create an unexpected situation for you today. Quite likely, it is problematic because it’s sudden or unexpected. Make sure you get all your facts. Avoid jumping to hasty conclusions. Who wants egg on their face? Not you.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Hector Elizondo (1936) shares your birthday today. You are an optimist with a droll sense of humour. You are extremely caring and generous to others. You are hard-working perfectionist. You are also a natural counsellor to others. This year has been a busy year with fun filled opportunities to socialize with others. Next year you will work hard to build something that you value. (Either externally or internally.)

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

DECEMBER 22 birthday horoscope predicts you are a Capricorn who is talented but shy. You are a beautiful person but it would seem that you are still unsure of yourself. The Capricorn born on this day is complicated. You’re intelligent; however, you may not realize your potential or your boundaries. You need to be sure of your capabilities.

The December 22nd birthday personality is likely to keep their dreams and goals to themselves. Although your dream of a nice home, car and a loving family to share it all with, it comes with a price. Successor financial security hardly comes overnight. You have to work for it. Deciding between your home and your job can get tough from time to time, but you lean more toward providing a comfortable environment.

Personal relationships are just as complex for this Capricorn birthday. When you love someone, you love them. It’s just that you are so afraid of failing that you keep many emotions, thoughts, and feelings hidden as well. Life is not perfect as it has its challenges. You have to let your guard down sometimes to grow. You can’t put off things because of fear your whole life if you want to be successful.

As the December 22 zodiac sign is Capricorn, you need to be encouraged and need the room to grow. Normally, you are willing to provide your partner with some exciting times but when it is time for you to regroup; you feel you should be able to relax without your soul mate. You are observant, thoughtful and often you have a wonderful sense of humor. The December 22 horoscope predicts that you are known to have a wild side, especially in the bedroom.

If today December 22 is your birthday, you probably won’t have a lot of close friends, but they are all you need. You tend to choose your friends and lovers instinctively, so you are likely to get the emotional support that you need. Keeping in context with the other areas of your life, you are still afraid to open up completely for fear of failure! Having a broken heart is not the end of the world or your world. We should learn from our mistakes and shortcomings, foretells the December 22nd birthday analysis.

You’re old school when it comes to how you think children should be raised today. You believe that children should be disciplined, but you may have trouble doing it yourself. The December 22 birthday personality may want to be their child’s friend. And by experience, you know that you must be a strong and authoritative parent.

What your birthday December 22 says about you is that naturally, you are a slim person. While others are struggling to lose weight, you are still very close to the size you were in high school. Being overweight has never been an issue with you, but your diet is not all that healthy. I mean, simply because you don’t gain a pound doesn’t mean you are in excellent health.

You should still seek medical advice and not necessarily rely on trending supplements and work out routines. The December 22 astrology analysis suggests that you eat to cover up your feelings. If this is true, Capricorn, then perhaps it’s time to seek professional help regarding your fears. The future of person who born on 22 December is solely dependent on how they deal with their current issues.

Speaking of professionals, you may need to choose careers. You are certainly good at marketing and advertising. The Goats born on this zodiac birthday make great writers and managers, too. You are a responsible individual who will dedicate much time and effort to see a project finished. Sometimes, you may neglect your duties at home because of this.

But your goal is to one day have financial freedom so these days won’t be necessary for the long run. As a rule, you save your money. You won’t find many Capricorn zodiac sign people who squander their money. But you are occasionally generous with friends and family.

The December 22 horoscope suggests that you want what most people do and that is peace of mind. On the other hand, you have a need for security that demands that you be upright and fruitful. Normally, if you are in a relationship, you like to shower your partner with love and breakfast in bed.

This Capricorn birthday person may have problems facing fear and rejection which could affect how you live your life overall. Maybe seeing a health care professional about this could be beneficial to you in more ways than one.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 22

Luther Campbell, Steve Garvey, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Nick Johnson, Diane Sawyer, Jordin Sparks, Bernadette Stanis

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 22

This Day That Year – December 22 In History

1939 – Magdeburg, Germany suffers a loss of 125 people in a train wreck.
1988 – In New Jersey, two men rob armored truck carrying 3 million.
2011 – Southern China protests against a power plant; tear gassed and arrested.
2013 – Credit/Debit cards are sold on the black market; 40 million customers of the Target Corporation victims of fraud.

December 22  Makar Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 22 Chinese Zodiac OX

December 22 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter that symbolizes knowledge and good fortune whereas Saturn stands for restrictions, discipline, limitations, and boundaries.

December 22 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Sun Sign

The Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Sun Sign

December 22 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Fool. This card symbolizes spontaneity, new beginnings, foolishness, and innocence. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Disks and Queen of Pentacles 

December 22 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign AriesThis will be a marvelously passionate match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aquarius: This relationship will be tricky.

See Also:

December 22 Lucky Numbers

Number 7 – This number stands for intelligence, skill, charisma, and perfectionist.
Number 4 – This is a number that symbolizes steady growth, reliability stability, and organization.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 22 Birthday

Indigo: This is a color that symbolizes spiritual perception, intuition, third eye chakra, and healing.
Yellow: This is a color of inspiration, travel, wisdom, and affirmation.

Lucky Days For December 22 Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by the Sun signifies a day of rest, analysis and is known as the Lord’s day.
Thursday – This day ruled by Jupiter signifies a day of strength, good luck, happiness and sharing of knowledge.

December 22 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise gemstone is a symbol of friendship, love, romance, healing, and unity.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 22

A Rolex watch for the man and a luxurious silk throw for the woman. The December 22 birthday personality likes elegant gifts.

December 22 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 22 has an illumination of 90%. 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 22 the Moon is 17.75 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: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 90%
Moon Age: 17.75 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 397,558.42 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,147,863.00 km

Useful Moon Resources

 

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Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:01 Capricorn 01
Moon:09 Leo 10
Mercury:14 Capricorn 01
Venus:26 Capricorn 17 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 30
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 48
Saturn:10 Aquarius 56
Uranus:11 Taurus 08 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 32
Pluto:25 Capricorn 39
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 23 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 01 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 26
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 48 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 17
Juno:13 Capricorn 47
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 30
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7
Obliquity of the Nine Planets

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

December 22, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Capricorn 19
Moon:12 Leo 45
Mercury:14 Capricorn 29
Venus:26 Capricorn 14 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 42
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 51
Saturn:10 Aquarius 57
Uranus:11 Taurus 07 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 32
Pluto:25 Capricorn 39
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 01 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 27
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 46 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 21
Juno:13 Capricorn 54
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 40
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Wednesday

From LearnReligions.com

Wednesday is named for Woden himself, although the Romans called it dies Mercurii. This is a day associated with the color purple, the planet Mercury, and the metal quicksilver—which is also called mercury. See a pattern here?

When it comes to deities… yes, Mercury! However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. Gemstones like adventurine and agate come in handy as well, as do plants such as aspen trees, lilies, lavender, and even ferns.

Business and job-related issues, communication, loss and debt, traveling, and journeys are all tied into Wednesday. This is a good day to do a working to open up lines of communication—especially if your actions are preventing you from being an effective speaker or listener. Go someplace new or return to an old favorite stomping ground, step up your game, and settle up your accounts.

From whats-your-sign.com

The angel Raphael rules this day. He is considered a healing angel, as well as the protector of pilgrims. Interestingly, Wednesday is governed by the planet Mercury. This planet (and the Roman god) is symbolic of travel (pilgrimage), translations and exchange in all kinds of communication.  Raphael and Mercury combined are a super duo when it comes to exchanging ideas, proposals or feelings to other people. This terrific twosome is a great formula for successful travel.  I’m not talking physical travel exclusively.  We can also travel places in our minds, through contemplation or meditation.  Wednesday is a great day for astral travel, international travel, small day trips – and also auspicious for allowing our words to travel fluidly to our higher power (as in prayer/devotionals) and/or communicating with friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Your thoughts and words are best received on this day.

From PlentifulEarth.com

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Gender: Masculine

Deities: Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin, Woden

Colors: Yellow, Silver, Gray, Purple, Orange, Mixed Colors

Crystals: Agates, Amber, Aventurine, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, Mercury/Quicksilver, Pumice, Sodalite, Zinc

Herbs & Plants: Aspen Trees, Ferns, Lavender, Lilies, Periwinkle

Incenses: Eucalyptus, Mercury Oil, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweetpea

Energies & Associations: Answers, Arts, Business Transaction, Chance, Charisma, Communication, Creativity, Debt, Divination, Education, Fear, Flexibility, Fortune, Gambling, Luck, Mental Health, Psychic Work, Quickness, Study, Summoning Spirits, Swiftness, Teaching, Travel, Work, Writing

From awithintime.weebly.com

Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom, and study.

Planet – Mercury, Chiron

Sign – Virgo, Gemini

Angel – Raphael

Color – Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Purple

Plants – Fern, lavender, hazel, cherry, periwinkle

Stones – Aventurine, bloodstone, hematite, moss agate, sodalite

Intention – Wisdom, healing, communication, intelligence, memory, education

Element – Earth

More Qualities – Messages, the mind, the intellect, siblings, the arts, partnership, correspondences, phone calls, computers, messages, students, merchants, editing, writing, advertising, signing contracts, neighbors, kin, accounting, clerks, critics, music, editors, journalist, visual arts, hiring employees, learning languages, placing ads, telephone calls, visiting friends, legal appointments, astrology

December 22 Daily Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click here to read more about the 6 of Wands from labyrinthos.co

6 of Wands

Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
success, victory, triumph, rewards, recognition, praise, acclaim, pride failure, lack of recognition, no rewards, lack of achievement
Skip to Upright Meaning Skip to Reversed Meaning

The Six of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Six of Wands tarot card depicts a man who is currently wearing a wreath of victory around his head. He is depicted riding a horse through a crowd of people who are cheering. The horse is white, which is a well-known symbol of strength, purity as well as success. The crowd is there to show the public’s recognition for the achievements of the man riding the horse. The wand that the man is carrying also has a wreath which is tied to it in an attempt to further emphasize his success. The man is not afraid, or shy about all of this attention but rather proud with his accomplishments. To this, the crowd around him reacts with cheerfulness and enthusiasm.

Rune

From white-magic-help.net

URUZ

Power, Manhood, Femaleness, A Wild Bull

The rune of the termination and new beginning.  If it is pulled, it means that the life you used to live has grown out of its frame and needs to be left behind now, so that the life-energy can liberate itself, like a rebirth, into a new one. Be prepared for the chance, that hides itself behind the costume of loss.  At the same time modesty is demanded, because in order to rule, you must serve first.

Witch’s Rune

From thecarnutiannemeton.com – Witch’s Rune

Man Rune

A Rune of victory

When you see this rune it means defending of ones own interest. No slow movement do not sit and reflect on anything. Stand strong with insight and a driving energy.

Keywords
provider, protector, strength, empowerment

 

Ogham

Click here to read the rest of the meaning for Huath from thepeculiarbrunette.com

Huath

Pronunciation – Hoo-ah

Tree Association – hawthorn

Meaning – barriers, despair, protection, loneliness, strife, or feeling suffocated. Don’t avoid problems or issues in your life. You may be experiencing setbacks or misfortune, but it will eventually pass. Remember good times and difficult times are a natural part of life. Now is not the time for aggressive reactions, be patient. Look for solutions while remaining humble and open to new possibilities without dismissing your original intentions or goals.

If reversed – You’ve come to an impasse or standstill. If you continue to be forceful and…

I Ching

(First time I have had the same number come up two days in a row. This number must be important to some people. SO I have included some extra information about it.)

From IChingOnline.net – For more information about Hexagram 20

Hexagram Twenty – 20

Kuan / Contemplation

The gentle Wind roams the Earth:
The Superior Person expands his sphere of influence as he expands his awareness.
Deeply devoted to his pursuit of clarity and wisdom, he is unconscious of the inspiring, positive example he is setting for others to emulate.

You have cleansed yourself; now stand ready to make your humble, devout offering.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

The situation marks a rising to new heights.
As you climb for a better view of the panorama, you make yourself more conspicuous to those below.
This hexagram is also known as the Watchtower, because the shape formed by its lines resembles the ancient guardposts manned by Chinese soldiers.
These towers were placed on mountainsides to give a better vantage point.
To those below, the watchtowers served as landmarks to help them find their way.
The quality of your search for clarity in this situation serves as such a guidepost for others along the Way.

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 20 from the original Richard Wilhelm translation

Top 3 Lines Hexagram 20 – above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind

Bottom 3 lines Hexagram 20 – below: K’un / The Receptive, Earth

A slight variation of tonal stress gives the Chinese name for this hexagram a double meaning. It means both contemplating and being seen, in the sense of being an example. These ideas are suggested by the fact that the hexagram can be understood as picturing a type of tower characteristic of ancient China.

A tower of this kind commanded a wide view of the country; at the same time, when situated on a mountain, it became a landmark that could be seen for miles around. Thus the hexagram shows a…

Numerology

Click for more on the Numerology information for the number 3

Three

Positive qualities

 

The main strength of the Three is love of life and invincible optimism. It is almost impossible to make you doubt yourself or the importance of your role. Minor mishaps don’t count. You are sure that in the Fifth Act everything will fall into place, and the Ending will be incredible.

This carefree attitude is due to your expressiveness and artistry. Practical advice and comments like, “You can’t live like this!” cause your sincere puzzlement: “What else is life if not this?”

Negative qualities

The weakness of the Three’s character is their tendency to become depressed whenever the Feast of Life stops for even a moment. It usually occurs in cases when the lack of attention and interaction take place.

Your selfishness makes you demand recognition and expressions of interest from anyone who contacts you in any way. As soon as the familiar ritual is broken – say, someone forgot to call you, or was reluctant to respond to your request – you immediately come to the conclusion that the world is falling apart, and your life is over.

Name Numerology…

Angel Number

From Angel-Numbers.com – Number 3

Three

Higher powers are listening to your wishes, prayers and affirmations. They are close to you and want to help. Keep your faith, manifestation of your thoughts will come when the time is right.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Caribou from UniGuide.com

Caribou Symbolism, Meaning & The Caribou Spirit Animal

Caribou symbolism and meanings have powerful connotations because these mighty animals are blessed with some unusual traits. If the caribou spirit animal resonates with you, read on because you have a powerful spirit guide on your side!

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December 22 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1790 Supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787–92)

1877 Thomas Edison‘s Phonograph is announced by Scientific American

1885 Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan

1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu

1990 Lech Wałęsa sworn in as Poland’s 1st popularly elected president

2010 Repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy”, a 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the US military, signed into law by President Barack Obama

Today’s Historical Events

401 St. Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1135 Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king

1216 Pope Honorius III delegates decree “Religiosam vitam eligentibus”

1465 Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Liège

1536 English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal

1596 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die

1642 Pope Urbanus VIII publishes decree In eminente

1666 The French Academy of Sciences, founded by Louis XIV with Jean-Baptiste Colbert first meets in the Kings Library

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1932 “The Mummy” directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US – 1st Mummy horror film

1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

1957 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins

1964 American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity

1965 “Doctor Zhivago” based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 “The Graduate” American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)

Today’s Historical Music Events

1808 Beethoven‘s Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Choral Fantasy and Piano Concerto No. 4 (featuring the composer as soloist) premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria

1894 Claude Debussy‘s first orchestral masterpiece “Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune” premieres in Paris

1946 “Bal Negre” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances

1956 “New Faces of 1956” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances

1958 “Chipmunk Song” reaches #1

1958 “Whoop-Up” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances

1976 “Your Arm’s Too Short…” opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 performances

1976 East Germany grants rock singer Nina Hagen her request to leave the country, after refusing her stepfather re-entry

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1877 “American Bicycling Journal” begins publishing (Boston, Mass)

1888 Heavyweight boxing champ John L. Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

1894 United States Golf Association forms in New York

1915 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati; Federal Baseball League dissolves

1917 In the NHL’s first official week of play, 3 players score hat tricks in the same game, for the same team; Corb Denneny, Reg Noble, & Harry Meeking each score 3 for the Toronto Arenas in an 11-4 win over the Ottawa Senators

1923 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict

1924 Babe Dye of NHL’s Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2

1941 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers

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.

2021 December 22

Launch of the IXPE Observatory

Image Credit & Copyright: Jordan Sirokie

Explanation: Birds don’t fly this high. Airplanes don’t go this fast. The Statue of Liberty weighs less. No species other than human can even comprehend what is going on, nor could any human just a millennium ago. The launch of a rocket bound for space is an event that inspires awe and challenges description. Pictured here, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space CenterFlorida earlier this month carrying the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE). IXPE is scheduled to observe high-energy objects such as neutron stars, black holes, and the centers of distant galaxies to better determine the physics and geometries that create and control them. From a standing start, the 300,000+ kilogram rocket ship lifted IXPE up to circle the Earth, where the outside air is too thin to breathe. Rockets bound for space are now launched from somewhere on Earth every few days.

 

Launch Update: James Webb Space Telescope

22 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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.

FromMoongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 22 has an illumination of 90%. 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 22 the Moon is 17.75 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: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 90%
Moon Age: 17.75 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 397,558.42 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,147,863.00 km

Useful Moon Resources

 

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For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

22 December 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Capricorn 36
Moon:04 Leo 06
Mercury:13 Capricorn 22
Venus:26 Capricorn 20 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 12
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 43
Saturn:10 Aquarius 53
Uranus:11 Taurus 08 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 32
Pluto:25 Capricorn 38
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 26 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 03 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 23
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 52 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 12
Juno:13 Capricorn 38
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 17
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

22 December 2021
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:01 Capricorn 11
Moon:11 Leo 13
Mercury:14 Capricorn 17
Venus:26 Capricorn 15 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 37
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 49
Saturn:10 Aquarius 57
Uranus:11 Taurus 07 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 32
Pluto:25 Capricorn 39
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 23 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 01 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 27
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 47 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 19
Juno:13 Capricorn 51
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 36
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7