December 26 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 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 26 has an illumination of 56%. 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 26 the Moon is 21.54 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: 56%
Moon Age: 21.54 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 379,747.45 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,118,952.52 km

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Northeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:05 Capricorn 06
Moon:29 Virgo 47
Mercury:20 Capricorn 14
Venus:25 Capricorn 25 Rx
Mars:09 Sagittarius 19
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 32
Saturn:11 Aquarius 20
Uranus:11 Taurus 03 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 35
Pluto:25 Capricorn 46
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 49 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 52
Chiron:08 Aries 28
Ceres:29 Taurus 14 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 11
Juno:15 Capricorn 19
Vesta:21 Sagittarius 39
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:9
Air:4
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

December 26, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:05 Capricorn 23
Moon:03 Libra 39
Mercury:20 Capricorn 41
Venus:25 Capricorn 19 Rx
Mars:09 Sagittarius 31
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 35
Saturn:11 Aquarius 22
Uranus:11 Taurus 02 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 35
Pluto:25 Capricorn 46
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 09 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 48 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 54

Chiron:08 Aries 28

Ceres:29 Taurus 12 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 15
Juno:15 Capricorn 26
Vesta:21 Sagittarius 49

Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6