1 January Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern 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 Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Visit the January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on January 1 has an illumination of 2%. 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 January 1 the Moon is 28.06 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 Crescent
Illumination: 2%
Moon Age: 28.06 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,367.26 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,098,362.05 km

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Southwestern Hemisphere

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

1 January 2022
05:00 am GMT 4:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:10 Capricorn 44
Moon:18 Sagittarius 37
Mercury:28 Capricorn 29
Venus:23 Capricorn 12 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 15
Jupiter:00 Pisces 35
Saturn:11 Aquarius 56
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 40
Pluto:25 Capricorn 56
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 29
Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 37 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 31
Juno:17 Capricorn 28
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 38
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

1 January 2022
07:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 20
Moon:27 Sagittarius 27
Mercury:29 Capricorn 18
Venus:22 Capricorn 54 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 40
Jupiter:00 Pisces 42
Saturn:11 Aquarius 59
Uranus:10 Taurus 56 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 58
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 33

Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 34 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 39
Juno:17 Capricorn 41
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 57
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

1 January 2022
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:11 Capricorn 07
Moon:24 Sagittarius 18
Mercury:29 Capricorn 00
Venus:23 Capricorn 00 Rx
Mars:13 Sagittarius 31
Jupiter:00 Pisces 40
Saturn:11 Aquarius 58
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41
Pluto:25 Capricorn 57
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 30 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 32
Chiron:08 Aries 31
Ceres:28 Taurus 35 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 36
Juno:17 Capricorn 37
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 50
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8