January 8, 2022 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 8 has an illumination of 37%. 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 8 the Moon is 6.17 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

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: 37%
Moon Age: 6.17 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 388,283.80 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,109,122.97 km

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January 08, 2022
12:00 am GMT 4:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Capricorn 40
Moon:27 Pisces 03
Mercury:06 Aquarius 52
Venus:19 Capricorn 21 Rx
Mars:18 Sagittarius 05
Jupiter:01 Pisces 57
Saturn:12 Aquarius 41
Uranus:10 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 48
Pluto:26 Capricorn 10
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 34 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 10 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):19 Gemini 14
Chiron:08 Aries 36
Ceres:28 Taurus 08 Rx
Pallas:18 Pisces 17
Juno:20 Capricorn 07
Vesta:28 Sagittarius 17
Eris:23 Aries 41 Rx