January 2 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 Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on January 3 has an illumination of 1%. 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 3 the Moon is 0.85 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 Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 0.85 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 366,601.31 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,097,611.81 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

January 03, 2022
11:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Capricorn 33
Moon:00 Aquarius 10
Mercury:02 Aquarius 13
Venus:21 Capricorn 44 Rx
Mars:15 Sagittarius 12
Jupiter:01 Pisces 08
Saturn:12 Aquarius 14
Uranus:10 Taurus 55 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 43
Pluto:26 Capricorn 02
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 59 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 22 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 47
Chiron:08 Aries 33

Ceres:28 Taurus 23 Rx
Pallas:17 Pisces 13
Juno:18 Capricorn 32
Vesta:26 Sagittarius 07
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:6
Mutable:7

Northern Hemisphere

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

January 03, 2022
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Capricorn 28
Moon:28 Capricorn 56
Mercury:02 Aquarius 06
Venus:21 Capricorn 47 Rx
Mars:15 Sagittarius 09
Jupiter:01 Pisces 07
Saturn:12 Aquarius 13
Uranus:10 Taurus 55 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 43
Pluto:26 Capricorn 02
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 00 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 23 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 47
Chiron:08 Aries 33
Ceres:28 Taurus 23 Rx
Pallas:17 Pisces 11
Juno:18 Capricorn 30
Vesta:26 Sagittarius 04
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

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

 

Northeastern Hemisphere

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

3 January 2022
02:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Capricorn 10
Moon:24 Capricorn 34
Mercury:01 Aquarius 44
Venus:21 Capricorn 57 Rx
Mars:14 Sagittarius 56
Jupiter:01 Pisces 03
Saturn:12 Aquarius 11
Uranus:10 Taurus 55 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 43
Pluto:26 Capricorn 01
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 02 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 24 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 45
Chiron:08 Aries 32
Ceres:28 Taurus 24 Rx
Pallas:17 Pisces 07
Juno:18 Capricorn 23
Vesta:25 Sagittarius 55
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:3

Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7